Ethics Are Not Relative By Walter Terance Stace Essay
788 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Stace first begins explaining how an ethical absolutist views morality. He seems to view absolutism as cut throat, leaving no room to explain differences in judgment, other than the assertion of ignorance. This separates us into two different classes of beings: those ignorant of the moral law, and those who acknowledge it. The ethical absolutist seems to believe that morality is not man-made; rather these moral principles are “real truths” which men have to learn. Stace explained that for an absolutist there is no one truly committed moral code. Morals change with time, and even if they did change, how are we to know if this change was the true one? Thus it’s concluded that absolutists hold what the majority acknowledges to be true; to be true for all, but they also rationalize that they can never truly know what is indeed moral and what is not.
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