Morality

Rob Morris1998
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Rob Morris1998
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Mind Map on Morality, created by Rob Morris1998 on 10/19/2014.
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Morality
1 Relativism
1.1 Strengths
1.1.1 Encourages Tolerance
1.1.2 Rejects moral imperialism
1.1.3 Recognises Diversity
1.1.4 Individual Morality doesnt account for the masses
1.2 Weaknesses
1.2.1 Not all beliefs are necessarily equal
1.2.2 Cannot criticise other cultures
1.2.3 Ignores universal moral values
1.2.4 Offers little reason for behaving morally
1.2.5 Difference between social reform and moral imperialism?
1.2.6 Paradox
1.2.6.1 If Universal belief was relativism, it would be absolute
1.2.7 Too descriptive, should be a role in ethics for making judgements
1.2.7.1 View of Simon Blackburn
2 Absolutism
2.1 Strengths
2.1.1 Fixed Ethical Code
2.1.2 Universal
2.1.3 Allows different societies to share common values
2.1.4 Can Evaluate Other Societies
2.2 Weaknesses
2.2.1 Doesn't allow for evolutionary nature of humanity
2.2.2 Doesn't take circumstances into account
2.2.3 Takes No account of cultural diversity
2.2.4 Doesn't account for lesser evils, eg. Hiroshima
2.2.5 How can we know the absolute of morality if open to interpretation
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