Understanding the Meta-Physical Realities of Un-Physical Things: Morality and Religion For Example

Aufnahme Datum 2011-09-11

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Frei

Sprache

Englisch

Fakultät

Zentralinstitut Anthropologie der Religion(en) (ZAR)

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MultiMediaZentrum

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Vortrag

The cultural anthropologist and cultural psychologist asks in the context of the first conference of the Center for »Anthropology of Religion(s)« of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg from 11thto 14thSeptember 2011 why do the many people of the world disagree with each other in their concrete moral judgments and why do not those judgments possess the universality that is characteristic of the idea of truth. To answer these questions is according to Shweder important for the question how to deal with cultural difference in morality and religious ethics as well as traditions to avoid cultural conflicts in multicultural and multireligious societies. Contrasting his findings of his field works in the temple town Bhubaneswar in the Indian state Orissa with the findings of interviews from the USA about the status of moral judgments and its validity he proposes, in regard of the status of moral judgments, to see the differences as universalism without uniformity.