As I reread the copy of Simone De Beauvoir's The Ethics of Ambiguity which I bought on sale today, the dialog of sorts in the New York Times is timely. Are there ethical truths that transcend moral relativism, and if so, what are they? Are there ethical absolutes we can use to examine, say, a menage a trois? Stay tuned for further thoughts.
The Maze of Moral RelativismBy PAUL BOGHOSSIANhttp://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/the-maze-of-moral-relativism/
Does Philosophy Matter?By STANLEY FISH http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/does-philosophy-matter/
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." WS
Given that Hamlet is the speaker, the statement wants thought, itself.