Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 28 November 2010, Question 6
I answered a question on cultural equality on Philosophy in Action Radio on 28 November 2010. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
Are all cultures equal? How can you prohibit or restrict anyone's cultural norms or say they're better or worse than our culture? Is there an objective barometer by which this can be achieved?
My Answer, In Brief: The proper standard for all moral judgments – whether of individuals or cultures – is human life and happiness.
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I'm Dr. Diana Hsieh. I'm a philosopher specializing the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. My dissertation defended moral responsibility and moral judgment against the doubts raised by Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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