The Basic Definition of Moral Relativism

At 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. The basic definition of moral relativism is that all moral points of view are equally valid; no single p

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The Thesis of Meta-Ethical Cultural Relativism

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. From this it is therefore presumed that what one society considers to be morally right, another society may conside

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Relativism

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. 89) The best example from the book is that of the Northw

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The Universalization of Morality

The Endless Quest for the Universalization of Morality Throughout history, philosophers have been preoccupied with the notion of a universal "right" and "wrong". Philosophers want to have a sort of morality measuring stick that would enable them to judge a person's decision as being morally rig

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Ethical Person Towards Relativism and Absolutism

An ethical person is one who can balance both relativism and absolutism properly and wisely; one who knows when it is right to be a relativist and when to be an absolutist. Believing in total relativism or absolutism doesn't make one an ethical person because they both

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Applied Psychology

I was placed in an eighth grade English class that is an inclusion classroom. Inclusion classrooms are general education classrooms that include children with special needs. These classrooms typically have one subject oriented teacher and one special education teacher. The classroo

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The Methodology of the Deontology Examination of SBC Communications

Deontological Examination of SBC Communications Inc. The current blatant examples of corporate greed and accompanying devastation thrust upon stockholders and employees have shocked many Americans. Enron and WorldCom are only two companies that have ruined the lifestyle and financial security of s

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