Cultural relativism

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Cultural Relativism And Racial Relativism Essay

    1169 Words  | 5 Pages

    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

  • Cultural Relativism Analysis

    985 Words  | 4 Pages

    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

  • Argument Of Cultural Relativism

    978 Words  | 4 Pages

    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

  • Cultural Relativism : Culture And Culture

    993 Words  | 4 Pages

    think that their culture is better than the other ones. Cultural relativism explains to us why it does not exist a major culture we should follow or think it is the best one. The theory of cultural relativism explains that there is not a universal right or wrong because morality differs culture by culture. Politics, religions, traditions, laws, foods, and cloths-are just some things in which every culture has in differences. Cultural relativism says, that not matters how much someone agrees or disagrees

  • Cultural Relativism

    784 Words  | 4 Pages

    Cultural Relativism stems from the concept that numerous cultures possess individualistic and varying moral codes. In this paper, I will argue that cultural relativism is deemed as invalid. In respect to my argument, I will discuss its invalidity due to four varying concepts: non-excusable and excusable actions, morality of individuals, chaos, and the fact that not forming a judgement is still a judgement. The first point that reinforces the idea that cultural relativism is invalid pertains to the

  • Negative Aspects Of Cultural Relativism

    1066 Words  | 5 Pages

    or not, Cultural Relativism plays an integral role in our everyday lives. Cultural Relativism is a theory that is based on the fact that society dictates what is morally wrong or right. However, just because society approves of certain actions, does not mean that the actions are morally right. Societies as a whole can and will have mishaps from time to time. In addition to this, Cultural Relativists do not believe in progress; these individuals presume that circumstances change. Cultural Relativists

  • Cultural Relativism And Morals And Codes

    883 Words  | 4 Pages

    are debatable and have been argued throughout its long history. Cultural relativism is a very interesting and controversial topic in the philosophical/ religious world. To further understand cultural relativism one must first learn the definition. Cultural relativism is the view that Different cultures have different moral codes and values, therefore culture is subjective and arbitrary. When given a closer look at cultural relativism we come to the conclusion that it is not as plausible as it first

  • Examples Of Cultural Relativism In Belize

    702 Words  | 3 Pages

    Cultural Relativism in Belize In Belize Cultural Relativism, Is a term used to describe when one culture compares their beliefs, moral views or norms with another culture; which makes right and wrong different in every society. Here in Belize this those exist because we experience it in our everyday life. The theory of Cultural Relativism has different principles that govern how it is applied in society. The first being, “Different societies have different moral codes, secondly, There is no objective

  • The Theory Of Cultural Moral Relativism

    1627 Words  | 7 Pages

    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

  • Cultural Relativism

    1386 Words  | 6 Pages

    James Rachels essay titled The Challenge of Cultural Relativism is more of a critique over what philosophers call Cultural Relativism. A theory in which states that there is no real sense of morality and that it is one’s own culture that makes up their own morality. A lot of people tend to reason things in the way that Cultural Relativists might, by saying things such as “Oh, well it’s what that culture does. It’s okay that they’re doing that” however, sometimes people think the opposite “No, it