Annotated Bibliography for “How Subjectivism in Epistemology Leads to Moral Relativism”

Baghramian, Maria and Carter, J. Adam, “Relativism”, The Stanford

Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2019 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.).


Accessed 7/23/2020. This lengthy article features a section on

“Eavesdropper Arguments” in epistemology, which looks promising for

deeper research on my topic.


Fieser, James. “Ethics.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. <

ethics/#SH1a/> Accessed 7/23/2020. Fieser, in the “Meta-ethics” section

of his entry, provides a look at how the epistemological standpoint of

subjectivism links with moral relativism.


Lewis, C. S. The Abolition of Man. In The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature

Classics (New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2002) 693-738. Lewis uses

works contemporary to his cultural context to demonstrate how the

epistemological standpoint of subjectivism leads to disturbing outcomes

in morality.


Lemos, Ramon. “Objectivism, Relativism, and Subjectivism in Ethics.”

International Philosophical Quarterly. Vol. 5, Issue 1 (Feb. 1965): 56-65.

Lemos directly shows how the epistemological standpoint of subjectivism

plays out in one’s ethical duties, and provides both a critique of

subjectivism and an argument for objectivism.


Merlo, Giovanni. “Subjectivism and the Mental.” Dialectica. Vol. 70, Issue 3

(September 2016): 311-342. Merlo provides one of the deeper dives into

the mindset of subjectivism that I have seen, which I can use to

provide a good working definition.


Westacott, Emrys. “Relativism.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. <iep.utm.

edu/relativi/> Accessed 7/23/2020. Westacott provides a brief working

definition of relativism which I can use for laying groundwork.