Definitions Of Culture Relativism

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Register to read the introduction… This theory says “there is no such thing as universal truth in ethics; there are only various culture codes, and nothing more.” I agree up to a certain point with this statement, there is in my opinion various culture codes but to say that there is no such thing as universal truth in ethics, I cannot agree with that. I believe there has to be some truth in this universe it cannot all be a mystery. Culture relativism conclusion is something cannot be right or wrong because it varies from culture to culture. Rachels says we cannot say there is no objective truth for the only reason that people disagree with it. We cannot jump to that conclusion, jumping to that is being naïve and not wanting to actually look for the truth or explore other ideas. Some societies might be wrong. Religion has been a controversial topic of what religion is the correct religion and which one should we follow and how we should worship. However as Rachels said we cannot draw a conclusion that there is not objectively right nor wrong religion or way of worship just because others disagree. There might be some truth to it however; culture relativism doesn’t have facts to prove that because other disagrees there cannot be objective truth in it. The conclusion does not follow from the …show more content…
Rachels says that caring for the young, telling the truth and a law against murder is requiring for a society to be kept alive. He’s correct without these things our society would be gone or would be in very bad conditions. I think religion should be added in because without it people in a society would only believe in things that their government or news tell them about the world, how it was created and there wouldn’t be faith. People have to come up with their own conclusion about the world and life and maybe they are wrong but it can help them explore other ideas. Most of us think there is a big difference in values with other culture and I was one that thought so to. I would think my culture is different from those that don’t eat cows but the way Rachels explain why the might not eat cows our cultures didn’t seem to be much different from each other. That can be said the same for religion matters a right that is given to everyone. We see it as though each one is completely different from one another but if we look closely they are all just trying to give a message they believe is the right one, they want their people to live moral and respectable life. Sure they have their own methods to how one must achieve this life but they all have a purpose of trying to live a good life. They are allowed to worship and believe in their religion just as other cultures. As Rachels said “we cannot concluded, then, merely because customs differ, that there is a disagreement about values.” Rachels believes that culture relativism is a theory that he doesn’t fully agree with he believes there is some common values in each culture and less disagreement between them. I agree with him but I have not actually ever thought about this I mean we know there are different cultures especial in America but we tend to not become involve with other cultures. That barrier we put with other causes us to not interact and

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