Moral Relativism : What 's It All About Essay

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What 's It All About? Moral relativism is the understanding that ethical standards, morality, and positions of right or wrong are culturally based and therefore subject to a person 's individual choice. We can all decide what is right and or wrong for ourselves. You decide what 's right for you, and I 'll decide what 's right for me. Moral relativism says, "It 's true for me, if I believe it."("Truth," n.d., para. 3) Moral Relativism may be concerned with the differences in the interests and judgments of different people and their cultures. Descriptive moral relativism holds only that some people do in fact disagree about what is moral, nobody is objectively right or wrong. Moral relativism embraces the thought that because nobody is right or wrong, we ought to tolerate the behavior of others even when we disagree about the morality of it. It is the opinion that different cultures have different moral standards. ("Truth," n.d., para. 5)
So the question is what is real and true? (Wilkens & Stanford, 2009, p. 82) “Truth is relative to the interests and projects of the person claiming the truth” according to Friedrich Nietzursche. He believed that truth is simply a means to pursue power. (Wilkens & Stanford, 2009, p. 83) What determines matter of fact from opinions and interpretations of others? Some people only accept the measurable as the truth. “I shouldn’t believe it if I can’t see it.”(Wilkens & Stanford, 2009, p. 85)
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