RE: before you go.....

Sarah Marr (
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 16:37:36 +0100

At 15:55 14/09/98 +0100, Reuben Wright wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sarah Marr []
>> Sent: Monday, September 14, 1998 3:17 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: before you go.....
>> Ethics and morality are different, Max. Whereas we can claim that the
>> laws
>> of physics etc. are the same everywhere, even if interpreted
>> differently by
>> differently cultures, that does not hold true for ethics and morality.
>> Saying something is 'morally wrong' is only to apply a subjective
>> assessment which is culturally developed and may be culturally
>> normative.
>> Morals and ethics cannot be disproved, merely disagreed with.
>> Sarah
> [Reuben: ]
> The only problem with that paragraph is that it mixes 'you
>can't judge any morality to be wrong - it's subjective' together with a
>moral judgement - 'don't judge other's morality'.

Nope. I didn't say "don't judge other's morality" anywhere. I said that we do judge other's morality based on our own, but not that we shouldn't do that. People can and do judge other's morality to be wrong, that is, subjectively wrong. I do, for sure.