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    Compare ethics in terms of various cultures, discussing moral relativism. All different cultures have similar views on what makes their culture different from any other. They tend to all have sacred stories and myths and close to all have a sense of realism in their ways.. In terms of specific cultures, relativism is categorized as cultural relativism. Cultural relativism is the descriptive view that different groups of people have different moral standards for evaluating acts as right or wrong

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    Cultural relativism -“the principle of regarding the beliefs, values, and practices of a culture from the viewpoint of that culture itself". Cultural Relativism relies on the hypothesis that ethical frameworks, which differ throughout the world, are all plausible in their own individual right .If you buy into the thought of cultural relativism, one tends to suspend judgment of other societies controversial rituals and practices. Thus to ‘completely accept” all customs must blur our perception of

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    According to society’s knowledge, many can come to an agreement that cultural relativism and diversity can play a huge effect on whether different cultures and traditions share the same respect for morals and values towards each other. However, these two things can be considered as two widespread theories that are used to explain the differences amongst different varieties of cultures, their ethics, and their morals. Between the two theories, both characterize the moral, ethical, and societal differences

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    essentially which is a good point if it were not for social and cultural differences. One religious authority may believe that ritual sacrifice is essential to the after life while another religious authority may believe killing of any kind is a crime. Objectivism tries to validate everyone’s morals which is a strength but fails to consider moral view’s can differ drastically such is the case in the ritual sacrifice. (P.22) Cultural Relativism implies that culture decides what is moral or immoral. This

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    Question 1 Cultural Relativism is a theory arguing that each different society follows a different moral code that is created by the majority and that is completely right and acceptable. A moral code is right, not because of any moral reason, but because a specific culture says it is. It is important to understand that Cultural Relativists believe that each group has the right moral code for themselves, even if there are contradictory moral codes in different societies. In James Rachels’ article

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    Cultural relativism is the idea that morality is about objective facts, and different communities have different morals. Just because they may be different than other communities, it doesn’t mean they are wrong. Gensler points out several problems with this idea, the biggest one being that it forces us to conform to society. Gensler uses an example with a figure skater named Lika Rebel who is from a Nazi country. Even though the majority of the society believes that putting Jews in concentration

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    I. Description Cultural relativism is the concept that morality is based upon culture, “[…] there are sometimes differing moral standards and practices in various cultures” (Hollinger, 2002, Kindle Locations 212-218). Morals are not universal, practices are accepted or rejected by the individual culture and change as the culture changes. II. Critique A. Pros of Cultural Relativism 1. Cultural relativism gives one a license to believe what they desire. They find a culture that suits their desires

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    Cultural moral relativism begins with the idea that morality is relative to culture and that a person’s beliefs and activities are socially approved customs. Therefore, morality is a matter of actions that are only morally obligatory for a person if it is accepted by that person’s culture. Ruth Benedict illustrates the fact that humans have a full range of customs that human behavior is capable of. The selection process is non-rational and subconscious, similar to selection process for human speech

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    Cultural Relativism Cultural relativism is the way society separates right from wrong within a culture. What we describe as “good” and “bad” is based off of our cultural beliefs. Cultural relativism argues that no culture is better than any other and all their beliefs are equally valid. The way that modern society is has made it possible for almost everything to be justified. Three arguments that are against objective values were found on The Ethical Life by Russ Shafer-Landau (P. 205) textbook that

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    Michael Atefi Professor Walker Phil-1020 29 September 2015 First Exam 1.) The theory of cultural moral relativism is based on the beliefs that it is arrogant to judge the moral codes of other cultures and that people should be tolerant towards the practices of other cultures (Rachels 19). By holding these beliefs, the theory implies that all cultures are equal and should be treated as such. Cultural moral relativism is also based on the idea that there is no universal truth in ethics (Rachels 18). If

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