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Moral RelativismAt first glance, moral relativism appears to be an appealing, well though out philosophical view; the truth of moral judgments is relative to the judging subject or community. ... Moral, or ethical, relativism is made up of two types of relativism: cultural and individual relativism. ... Many philosophers of moral relativism claim that there are no universal moral truths, or absolute morals. ... Moral relativism takes tolerance and acceptance to an extreme, which is its Achilles' heel. ... An example against moral relativism is the infanticide that occurs daily in China...
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Since people have different morals and values, it is important to distinguish between moral and cultural relativism. ... However, morality is important in all areas of society.Cultural relativism ascertains that moral standards differ from one culture to the next, therefore "good" and "bad" are relative to culture. ... Moral relativism allows for the possibility that something could be morally right in one society, but wrong in the other. Moral relativism takes tolerance and acceptance to an extreme. It is not possible for something to be right and wrong at the same time, but moral relati...
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"The implications of cultural relativism areso disturbing that it (cultural relativism) must be rejected."... These societies follow different moral codes. ... Cultural relativism is a reasonably unbiased approach to ethics. One must consider that different societies have different moral codes. ... Therefore, if the moral code of a society says that a certain action is right, then it is right, within the bounds of that society.There were many examples of cultural relativism in our reading of Rachels. ...
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Relativism has always bargained the standards of distinguishing right from wrong. Lest you think I agree that morality is absolute, contrariwise, I believe there exist multiculturalism, hence, moral pluralism that rewards one's conscience to choose matters to resist or tolerate. ...
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The two societies disagree as to what is right or wrong, moral or immoral on the behavior of eating animals, and cultural relativism explains why. ... Those who live their lives within the moral boundaries of society are accepted and viewed as a good, moral people. ... One year 51% of people think abortion is good and therefore moral. ... The relativist would say that each society that I am a part of is right in its own way, even though I may be getting inconsistent moral ideals from each society.Shaw concludes that cultural relativism is ?... A relativist believes that whatever a society cons...
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What is ethical relativism? "...that there is no universal moral truth, that each culture has it's own set of rules that are valid for that culture, and we have no right to interfere, just as they have no right to interfere with our rules."... (p. 93) As a rule I feel that the theory of ethical relativism is absurd. ... If you stick to ethical relativism then the courts would have no say, but how could that be fair to the children in this case. Although there are good examples of ethical relativism, such as freedom of speech and religion, there would be to many opportunities for peopl...
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God is a personal and moral being. ... Relativism affirms that moral right and wrong are only socially and individually determined. Ethics is split off from any objective moral order. ... Ethical Relativists also believe the sheer diversity of moral and religious ideas within and between societies is invoked as evidence for relativism. ... We are left with relativism.Ethical Relativism in one of the most frequently expressed moral ideals in the contemporary United States. ...
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The thesis of meta-ethical cultural relativism is the philosophical viewpoint that there are no absolute moral truths, only truths relative to the cultural context in which they exist. ... Thus cultural relativism implies that what is 'good' is what is 'socially approved' in a given culture. ... The premise makes an assertion about differences in moral beliefs. ... Moral facts are similar. ... The argument states that: 'meta-ethical cultural relativism promotes tolerance of different cultural moral beliefs, thus we should accept this viewpoint, as it is the only meta-e...
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Relativism vs. ... Believing in total relativism or absolutism doesn't make one an ethical person because they both have their weaknesses. ... In the belief of relativism, there are no standards or certain truths. Relativism deals with the idea that there can be no one moral standard that applies to everyone at any given time. ... An ethical person must know how to combine the two, relativism and absolutism, equally, so that they mingle together in unison. ...
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Since people have different morals and values, it is important to distinguish between cultural and moral relativism. First, I will explain the difference between moral and cultural relativism. ... With this in mind, moral relativism is the theory that all moral perspectives are equally acceptable. ... Cultural relativism ascertains that moral standards differ from one culture to the next. ... Moral relativism takes tolerance and acceptance to an extreme, which is its Achilles' heel. ...
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In his essay "Robust Relativism", Joseph Margolis dissects the theory of cultural relativism in order to answer pressing questions about the status of cultural objects and practices. ... This ability to defend seemingly incompatible interpretations is the major strength of Margolis's project.Margolis then distinguishes his notion of cultural relativism (a robust relativism) from the historical notions of relativism. ... He admits that "radical relativism regarding truth, meaning, consistency, and knowledge, cannot but be incoherent"(46), especially in the context of culture. ... Margol...
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Cultural Relativism Vs Universal Children's RightsEven though most moral codes are linked to cultural & society, does not mean we have to accept cultural relativism when it comes to child abuse in any form.We cannot deny that cultural differences are real and are important in analyzing and judging cases, but cultural relativism taken to the negative extreme can be hurtful, cruel and violating to the universal laws of children's rights. I.Cultural relativism says that good and bad are related to culture. ... While I do not disagree with her theory, I am focusing my project on the cult...
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But it actually contradicts relativism. ... Yes, that is a universal statement and it also complies with the idea of moral relativism, that we can not side ourselves and say that our morals and customs are better than another societies'. ... With only one culture I am contradicting that which James Rachel says about cultural relativism. ... (P.346, Cultural Relativism section, James Rachel) I am saying that there is, and can be a universal truth...with moral universalism. ... BibliographyJames Rachels, The Elements of Moral Philosophy (New York: Random House, Inc., 1986)Robert Streiffer, ...
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Cultural RelativismIntroductionCultural Relativism is something I feel everyone should take into consideration. It is very true that different cultures have different moral codes. ... I guess you can tell by now that I truly agree with the whole concept of Cultural Relativism. ... Cultural Relativism IS a must! ...
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Relativism Absolutism and relativism are two extreme ethical approaches to reality. ... Relativism, on the other hand, is more subjective. ... The extreme opposite of absolutism is relativism. ... Contrary to ethical absolutism, ethical relativism claims that if two individuals disagree on a moral view, both can be right, since moral views are not right or wrong. ... Mill supports relativism. ...
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We have discussed: Rachels' idea of relativism, Nietzsche's "might makes right, Plato's divine command, Hume and Stevenson's Moral sentiment and emotivism, Hobbes and Feinberg's Egoism, and Hobbes and Rawls' Social contract theories. ... Rachels describes relativism saying: what one's culture does is considered to be moral. ... Or, are we basing what is moral on Dignitas? By Rachels definition of relativism, the tourists are immoral, and Dignitas is considered to be moral. ... Is something moral because God commanded it? ...
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Moral standards are in eye of the beholder. ... Natural Law is another means of finding a moral standard. ... A third theory of moral standards is that of cultural relativism. ... The moral law "Thou shalt not commit adultery" exists, but only for some. ... Cultural relativism is a better way to decide moral standards, but it is hard to define what a particular culture is. ...
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RelativismAbsolutism and relativism are two extreme ethical approaches to reality. ... Relativism, on the other hand, is more subjective. ... Relativism stresses the idea that nothing is certain. ... Contrary to ethical absolutism, ethical relativism claims that if two individuals disagree on a moral view, both can be right, since moral views are not right or wrong.The two people can both be right because "Cultural circumstances alter the way people think about their environment, thus emphasis of moral or immoral judgment is placed on differing actions in differing cultures" (Sherman). .....
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In this statement Hamlet is saying that because “good or bad” (relativism) depends on how people think, there is no mutual concept of “good or bad”. ... Here he refers to conscience as a function of determines the moral quality of action. ... He seems to learn to go beyond the idea of relativism. ... He is no longer fear death or what may await him after death, and no longer restrained by conscience.In my opinion Hamlet’s idea of relativism (no mutual concept of relativism) seems extreme and unbalanced. ... Naturally the mutual concept of relativism doesn’t...
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Emotivism accounts for the passion of moral responses, explaining moral disagreements as differences in attitude, rather than differences in belief. ... If we conclude, however, that there are no universal values and adopt relativism, all practical reason must serve passion. ... Moral judgements arise by consequence of reasoning. ... We often conclude that moral judgements were mistaken. ... The tacit convention theory implies a form of relativism in the existence of two moralities: our morality and the morality of another society. ...
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The state of being moral requires two fundamental components: knowledge and will. ... For example, this sense of relativism in morality is described by this author as, "Moral relativism, sometimes called 'cultural relativism,' is a philosophical doctrine about the nature of morality. ... The key question that remains, then, is what compels some people to act in a moral fashion by their own standards while others choose to a different path that does not embrace moral standards. ... ConclusionThe research showed that moral behaviors require two basic ingredients: knowledge and ...
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MORAL PHILOSOPHYEveryone human being on the planet carries with them a moral philosophy of some kind. ... The moral philosophy of egoism does not fit into my interests. ... Morality is also something that is relative to culture, and the concept of cultural relativism affirms this. ... Virtue is partly intellectual and partly moral. ... Since moral virtue is the outcome of habit I strive to make good moral decisions that are virtuous. ...
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This is claim is known as Cultural Relativism. Cultural Relativism is the correct view of ethics.1. ... It will be clear that the true answer to the question of ethics is, Cultural Relativism. ... Cultural Relativism- "Views moral validity in terms of social acceptance"Society- Organized or interdependent communityEthics- set of moral principalsMorality- degree of conformity to moral principals; moral conduct; science of moralsValues- desirability, or qualities on which these depend; one's principals, priorities, or standards.The subject of murder is probably the most common issue thought...
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Cultural relativism "asserts that concepts are socially constructed and vary cross-culturally. ... Cultural relativity challenges our ordinary beliefs in the objectivity and universality of moral truths. Different societies have different moral codes. ... The moral code of our own society has no special status; it is only one among many. ... We should perhaps keep an open mind and a genuine insight that different cultures do have different moral codes. ...
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This adds to the argument about moral relativism and how the idea of multiculturalism is being turned into nonjudgmentalism. ... "Sommers points beyond multiculturalism to a general problem of so many students coming to college 'dogmatically committed to a moral relativism that offers no grounds to think'...." ... Relativism would like to make everything subjective and assumes that morality is subjective. If morality is subjective then what is moral for one person might not be moral for another person. ... Something is only something if it is not something else, but through relat...
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