Essay on The Relativity of Ethical Issues

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Nowadays moral ethics are considered relative. Relative to culture, relative to the needs of a person, relative to circumstances and relative to what one assumes is right or wrong. Everyone has a different perspective on what is true; a person might believe that ‘x’ is true while another may not. The same concept applies to ethics, one person might say killing animals for food is correct and another might say it is incorrect as we can survive on natural food. So each person has a different estimation on making truth claims about ethics, the opinion depends on what is right or wrong and what is ethical and what is not. Social relativism lessens ethics to sociology: what is right is whatever a particular society says is right. Radical…show more content…
Why else would philosophical inquiry be perceived to have advantage except on the assumption that the inquiry, if productive, moves us toward truth? The claim with the assertion that such inquiry is fruitful because it gives us a more complete understanding, or a more comprehensive viewpoint. Many scientists talk about claims being true, e.g., it is true that heparin increases the clotting time of blood. Karl Popper pointed out; science does not progress on the backs of truths, but rather, on the backs of falsifications. A good scientist does not attempt to prove his claim to be true. He tries and proves his theory false. He starts with the illogical hypothesis: If theory X is not true, then Y should not happen. Then, if Y does happen, that shows that it is not the case that theory X is not true. In other words he, is to examine as much evidence as possible, in a manner that is as precise, and as objective as possible, and only after he has failed to prove his theory false, i.e., it is not the case that theory X is not true, it is he justified in proclaiming its truth, the theory an remain open for re-evaluation. The main ethical issue in this chosen content is stem cells. Today a child lies in the hospital dying of heart failure. The expectations are low that he will be one of the people receiving a transplant before
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