Defense Of Moral Absolutism : Argument Against Moral Relativism

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Defense of Moral Absolutism I find many of the arguments against moral relativism to be very convincing, but for me, there are other reasons why I disagree with that view point, in my opinion it’s hard to reconcile where rules and boundaries come into play. After carefully contemplating these ideas for some time, I’ve come with three more arguments against moral relativism that explain why I largely disagree with it.
The first argument being, that it is difficult for a Moral Relativist to explain what happens when a society has a change of heart as a collective, for example, the rejection of having slaves as a morally acceptable policy, or when an individual has a personal moral change. Like admitting that their attitude about something that they used to hold was wrong. For them, there is no outside standard to judge against so, while their attitudes change, they cannot really be said to improve or decline. Which means there is a circular process of judging one 's values according to one 's values.
The second argument that I have against Moral Relativism is that there are difficulties in creating boundaries on a "society" or "culture.” In some cases what people feel to be their social or cultural groupings may not align with their legal and national groupings, such as anarchists, and cults. A person that holds minority moral views within their society or culture may consider their "culture" more aligned with that minority grouping than with the larger state or national…
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