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Of Cannibals, Kings and Culture: The Problem of Ethnocentricity

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Our tendency to view our own culture as superior to others need not lead us down the path of skepticism and moral relativism.

Kristin Newton‘s insight:

Often, no amount of persuasive reasoning, clear argument or exposed contradiction can shake us from what we already believe. But the fact that our deepest-held beliefs would be different had we been born elsewhere on the planet (or even to different parents farther down the street), should disconcert us, make us more open to the likelihood of our own error, and spur us to rigorously evaluate our beliefs.

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