I said that I thought Harman had described a logically coherent way for moral relativists to talk and think. However, I said that I did not find his remarks about tolerance plausible.
I said that I didn’t understand the state of mind of the abortion opponent that Harman described on pages 57-58. This person believes that abortion is murder and also that abortion should be tolerated. I said that I didn’t understand how anyone could believe the so-called justification principle (p. 57) would trump murder.
There are a lot of ways of responding to different moral practices. I listed some on the handout. One thing that worries me about relativism is that it would cut many of them off.