Essay on Absolutism, And, Cultural And Subjective Relativism

1164 Words Oct 13th, 2015 null Page
If Metaethics never existed there would be no deeper meaning to morality itself. Metaethics is a branch of philosophy that analyzes moral values and focuses on the question “what is morality itself is?” (Pacillo-Dellino). Metaethics which is also referred to as “Second Order” has four basic stanzas that are called Four Basic Stanzas of Metaethics. The four basic stanzas of Metaethics are Absolutism, Objectivism, Cultural and Subjective Relativism, and Emotivism. Absolutism conveys to us that moral statements are absolutely and universally true and binding to all people. Absolutism gives a helpful foundation against which to differentiate the principle perspectives of ethical statements are universally substantial and truly genuine. To this principle there are no exceptions. Absolutism is basically the acceptance of a belief in absolute principle in a theological matter (Pacillo-Dellino). Absolutism can also be related to the Devine Command Theory they both convey that an actions status is morally good if it is universally true and binding on all people; however, in Divine Command Theory whether it is said by God it is good. An example of Absolutism is though shall not steal because universally it is morally impermissible. The second basic stanza of Metaethics is Objectivism. Objectivism is that moral statements are objectively time and binding on all individuals, despite their differences in adherence understanding. Individuals tend to believe that Objectivism and…

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