• Varying versions of moral relativism: the philosophy and psychology of normative relativism
    Katinka J. P. Quintelier and Daniel M. T. Fessler
    Biology and Philosophy 27 (1): 95-113. 2012.
    Among naturalist philosophers, both defenders and opponents of moral relativism argue that prescriptive moral theories (or normative theories) should be constrained by empirical findings about human psychology. Empiricists have asked if people are or can be moral relativists, and what effect being a moral relativist can have on an individual’s moral functioning. This research is underutilized in philosophers’ normative theories of relativism; at the same time, the empirical work, while useful, i…Read more