Ethics In The World Of Stangers & Rdquo: Summary

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Ze Wei Jacky Luo Section 1 10/07/09 Final Draft The hardship of Cosmopolitanism Conversations are the most important tool for people to express themselves to others. In Chapter two of “Cosmopolitanism Ethics in the world of Stangers” written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, he points out that every culture, every society has its own view on what is correct or not. Appiah argued that positivism and relativism is not a way to encourage communications, because the idea of cosmopolitanism is that everyone in form of one community respect and share their ideas with each other. Appiah believe if everybody on this world are open minded and trying to lead everyone from different culture perform as a global citizen. Appiah also mentions that positivism had driven by two fundamentally kinds of psychological states, which are beliefs and desires. Both of them have different “direction of fit.” said Elizabeth Anscombe.…show more content…
Appiah also asserts that both positivism and relativism cannot support the idea of cosmopolitanism because the definition of cosmopolitanism is that every humanity should belongs in to one community, in this community, people respect and communicate with each other in moral way. Everybody shares their thoughts and form a group. Although positivism dose respect each other, their ethics are only judge by right or wrong. As Appiah mentioned that “if relativism about ethics and morality were true, then, at the end of many discussions, we would each have to end up saying, from where I stand, I am right. From where you stand, you are right.”(26) But everyone has different feelings, different perspectives to view different things. If people don’t share their idea, misunderstanding will be continuing and there would be nothing further to

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