The previous chapter continued the discussion, begun in Chapter 5 in relation to religious ethics, of the implications of diverse thick cultural, religious and moral values for the idea of universal human rights. This is not a simple debate between universalism and relativism. Though moral particularism and the concept of the self are important elements of this discussion, it is often a debate between competing universalisms, and sometimes a debate about the sorts of goods that universal norms ought to promote or protect.
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