Examples Of Moral Relativism

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CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
INR 420-ETHNICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY
20131824
EPELLE IVORY PREYE

WHAT IS MORALLY RIGHT OR WRONG DEPENDS ON THE PREVAILING VIEW IN THE SOCIETY OR CULTURE WILL HAPPEN TO DEALING WITH.
IN NOT LESS DOWN 1500 WORDS CLEARLY JUSTIFY YOUR STAND ON THE ABOVE STATEMENT.

The statement above is basically talking about RELATIVISM (Moral Relativism).
Many different ideas have been given the name ‘relativism’, and the term has been used to ridicule all sorts of views (sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for bad ones). It is mere posturing to say that you are for or against “relativism” unless you say what you mean by the term. Moral relativism is the view that moral judgments are true or false only relative to some particular standpoint (for instance, that of a culture or a historical period) and that no standpoint is uniquely privileged over all others. It has often been associated with other claims about morality: notably, the thesis that different cultures often exhibit radically different moral values; the denial that there are universal moral values shared by every human society; and the insistence that we should refrain from passing moral judgments on beliefs and practices characteristic of cultures other than our own. Moral relativism has been identified with all the above positions; and no formula can capture all the ways the term is used by both its advocates and its critics. But it is possible to articulate a position that most who
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