Ethical Relativism And Ethical Absolutism

1992 WordsOct 22, 20178 Pages
Ethical pluralism is a theory that human beings hold multiple morally right and wrong ways to do something. It allows multiple views to something on being right or wrong. Therefore, ethical pluralism means that there is no one right or wrong, but multiple ways. It also means that humans should know morally if something is wrong or good. This theory is between the two theories of ethical relativism and ethical absolutism. It was stated in the book that a “pluralistic point of view only suggests the possibility that other views are correct; it does not demonstrate that they are correct” (banks, 9). So, what are the other two theories exactly? Ethical absolutism is the belief that there are certain actions that are right or wrong no matter…show more content…
Ethical absolutism would still see this as wrong, because the action done is wrong. While ethical relativism would consider it morally okay. Ethical pluralism would see this situation as morally good but the action is still wrong, however, if the person was stealing food just because they do not want to pay, then it would be morally wrong. Ethical pluralism is considerate but not too considerate. The theory holds that there are more than one good ways to do something. The theory considers the whole situation is important because sometimes a person’s actions are caused by a life-threatening situation. What would anyone else do in that situation? Probably similar decisions, however, if the action is just morally wrong such as murdering someone innocent, then there is no need to look for any good out of that situation. Ethical pluralism is most accurate because it is not a close-minded theory. This helps steer a course because every situation is taken into consideration and really thought about. It is also not being controlled by religious thinkers or those who think every person has good in them. Those perspectives have a very close-minded view and ignorance. In conclusion, ethical pluralism is not only the best approach to think of actions as morally wrong or right but the best
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