Examples Of Cognitive Relativism

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What is right or wrong? The answer cannot be easily explained since according to Luke Steven in the chapter “Relativism: Cognitive and Moral”, we use cognitive relativism as well as moral relativism when we are being faced with a situation in which we must make a decision. Cognitive relativism is when we base our knowledge on what we see and how we interpret the information that is available to us during that time. Most of the time, if we as individuals are not given all the pieces of information provided to us, we have to make rational assumptions when creating an explanation as to why something is the way it is. In lecture, we used the example that some people claimed that they saw a ghost, but because it is not possible to prove that a ghost…show more content…
Our morals also have an impact on our decisions as well because we all have an idea of what is right and what is wrong. An example of moral relativism is when someone is homeless and poor, they make the choice to refrain from stealing money from others because they know that it is morally wrong to do so. Relativism is what helps us make sense of the world around us and I believe that the world is up to us because everyone has different ideas of what the world should be like and there is no right or wrong answer because it is based on subjective thoughts. In real life, one of the main reasons why wars or disputes take place is because we all have different morals and beliefs and sometimes they tend to clash. In the text “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?” we are shown that government officials from the U.S believed that women from Afghanistan wore the burqa because they saw it as a way of oppressing women, but in reality women from Afghanistan make it clear that the burqa is for women who come from higher class families and that women who are respectable wear the

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