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INTERPRETING SARTREAN ETHICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MORAL OBJECTIVE RELATIVISM

Sushain Raina.

Abstract
There has been a general skepticism regarding the nature of ethics in Jean-Paul Sartre‘s (1905-1980)
existentialist ideas. Sartre promised in the concluding pages of his Being and Nothingness (1993) to develop his
ethical ideas in a later work which he could not fulfill. However, some scholars (Anderson, 2013; Detmer, 1988;
Heter, 2006) attempts to formulate various interpretations of Sartrean ethics (subjectivistic/relativistic, objectivistic
and inter-subjectivistic), who recognize the possibility of a coherent, viable ethics though not completely flawless,
originating from Sartre‘s later published works.
The objective of the present research paper is to formulate and defend a unified version of Sartrean ethics form the
standpoint of Moral Objective Relativism (MOR). An effort has been made to show that MOR reconciles the
elements of moral relativism and moral objectivism through Sartre‘s notion of Good elaborated in one of his major
works, Notebooks for an Ethics (1992, hereafter, NE). It is the thesis that moral values find their origination in
subjectivity and thus they have internal obligation, at the same time in their universal essence, they transcend
subjectivity and thus they acquire independent status.
This study is an effort to show that MOR presents a more comprehensive picture of Sartrean ethics than its various
interpretations provided by different scholars in terms of contrasting and mutually exclusive positions of moral
relativism or moral objectivism or some form of inter-subjectivism.

Key words: Sartrean ethics; Moral Relativism; Moral Objectivism; Moral Objective Relativism


 
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Sushain Raina. INTERPRETING SARTREAN ETHICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MORAL OBJECTIVE RELATIVISM. JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(9): 2716-2724. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.432



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Sushain Raina (2020) INTERPRETING SARTREAN ETHICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MORAL OBJECTIVE RELATIVISM. JCR, 7 (9), 2716-2724. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.432



Turabian Style

Sushain Raina. 2020. INTERPRETING SARTREAN ETHICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MORAL OBJECTIVE RELATIVISM. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 2716-2724. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.432



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Sushain Raina. "INTERPRETING SARTREAN ETHICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MORAL OBJECTIVE RELATIVISM." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2716-2724. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.432



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Sushain Raina. "INTERPRETING SARTREAN ETHICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MORAL OBJECTIVE RELATIVISM." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.9 (2020), 2716-2724. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.432



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Sushain Raina (2020) INTERPRETING SARTREAN ETHICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MORAL OBJECTIVE RELATIVISM. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 2716-2724. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.432