The Self-Defeating Nature Of Subjective Morality
|Is morality subjective or objective?|
|Is morality subject to the tastes of the individual?|
1 FOOTNOTE↩ When I state that "morality is grounded in the individual," I mean that there is no objective reference point beyond the individual for morality. That is, morality is subject to human opinion, much like a person's favorite flavor of ice cream.
2 FOOTNOTE↩ My human right to life, for example, is tied up with your moral obligation to not kill me, except in very rare circumstances (self-defense, etc). In the same way, my right to keep the wages that I get from work is tied up with your moral obligation not to steal from me.