Sobre el relativismo moral y la justificación de la democracia: victorias pírricas y malos argumentos

Revista: Teoría política
Número: 3 - 2013- Nuova serie
Fecha: 30-06-2013
Autor: Jordi Ferrer Beltrán
Precio: 5.00 Euros

Resumen: José Luis Martí and José Juan Moreso have both recently published essays aiming to show that moral relativists cannot offer a satisfactory justification of democracy. The justification of democracy, they also argue, supposes that moral objectivism is the correct stance to adopt in metaethics. These theses are at odds with what some relativist authors (like Kelsen) have explicitly maintained. In this article I look more closely into these matters. I defend two claims. First, that Martí’s and Moreso’s criticisms, sound or not, give us reason neither against moral relativism nor in favour of moral objectivism. Second, that any adequate justification of democracy (at least as they frame the issue) depends on conditions that neither Martí’s nor Moreso’s approaches are capable of meeting.

Palabras clave: Relativism. Moral Objectivity. Meta-ethics. Democracy.

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