Moral Absolutism and Moral Relativism

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Moral Absolutism and Moral Relativism
1 Moral relativism-there are no universally valid moral principals
1.1 and so there is no one truly moral
1.2 Ethical relativism takes a deontological approach
2 When there's no agreed set of values, relativism can vary attractive
2.1 Subjectivism-each person's value are relative to that person and so cannot be judged objectively
2.1.1 All principals and values are relative to a particular culture or age
2.2 Culture relativism says right and wrong, good and evil are relative to a culture,to a way of life practiced by a whole group of people
3 We all make judgements about actions or behaviour as being absolutely wrong in all circumstances
3.1 we all make ethical judgements about what we consider to be right and wrong, we all have different views on ethical ethics
4 An ethical relativist believes believes that there are circumstances and situations in which actions or behaviour that are usually considered to be 'wrong' can be considered to be 'right'.
4.1 Cultural relativism says right and wrong, good and evil are relative to a culture, to a way of life practiced by a whole group of people
4.1.1 Individual relativism hold that there are no universally valid moral principals
5 The problem today is that relativism tends to lead people in to thinking that truth depends on who holds it, or thet there's only one truth. (their own)
6 Origions of relativism come from Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Sophist and Patagores
7 Ethical relativism ; X is accaptable in the culure, suggests universal tolerance, suggests morals are just habits
7.1 can allow justification of anything. Comes from anthology, moves from descriptive to normative. Can allow justification of anything
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