I disagree. Here are two definition of culture:Belinda wrote: ↑Wed May 22, 2019 4:27 pm Peter Holmes wrote:
Culture is the same kind of thing as morality. Here's an illustration:Talk of moral epistemology makes no sense until it can be demonstrated that there are moral things that can be known. In other words, morality isn't about knowledge, empirical or otherwise. Of course, if such things are shown to exist, I'll have to re-think it all. Perhaps my use of the word 'justification' misled you. I referred to the justification for moral rules and values, not of knowledge-claims.
As for what you call the problem of criterion, I think that's an example of a confected metaphysical delusion - one of the many that have befuddled philosophers for centuries. The conceptual confusion of the JTB definition of knowledge is a case in point.
I say Belinda's question is incoherent because culture isn't the same kind of thing as morality. The claim 'culture is / isn't objective' seems to have no obvious meaning (at least to me), in the way that the claim 'morality is / isn't objective' does.
" We of -------land keep laying hens for our main source of protein and we agree that we should and must use birds that don't lay eggs as boiling fowls. We regard it as immoral to waste this important source of food."
the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
"20th century popular culture"
synonyms: the arts, the humanities; More
the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.
synonyms: civilization, society, way of life, lifestyle;
We can describe a people's 'ideas, customs, and social behaviour' factually - by making true factual assertions. But to say their culture is or isn't 'objective' makes no obvious sense - just as it would make no obvious sense to say a culture is or isn't subjective. The expression 'objective culture' could only mean 'a culture that relies on or is a matter of facts', because that's what the word 'objective' means.
By contrast, the expression 'objective morality' means a morality that relies on or is a matter of (moral) facts - and that does make sense. A people's social behaviour may be guided by a morality (a moral code), but to say their social behaviour is the same kind of thing as a moral code is false. It's a category error.