Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Moral Relativism: BIG IDEAS // small books


by Steven Lukes
BIG IDEAS // small books / A Picador Paperback Original

Photograph by Jon Shireman

Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can understand one another? Can we abstain from judging one another's practices? Do we truly have divergent views about what constitutes good and evil, virtue and vice, harm and welfare, dignity and humiliation, or is there some underlying commonality that trumps it all?



Slavoj Žižek - A debate with Steven Lukes // Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC

1 comment:

ian shimkoviak said...

I did a cover similar to this once for a book about the year 2013 (supposed end of the world according to the Mayan Calendar). It had a atomic bomb in one glass and a beautiful tree in the other...

This is very pleasant.