Webcast Q&A: 28 November 2010, Question 6
I answered a question on cultural equality on 28 November 2010. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
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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