Morality Is Not Universal At All Essays

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The nature of morality is very relative across the many different cultures in the world. Different cultures have different ways of how they view some practices of what is moral and what is not moral or ethical. And philosophers and anthropologists who study different people and their cultures have a way of rationally thinking about this topic of morality, by saying that morality cannot be viewed by one culture as correct and the other culture as wrong but it can be thought as diverse and that no one culture is either right or wrong. The truth in morality is not universal at all.
We have two ways in which we judge morality. One is according to our own standards and we use these standards to judge other cultures and the other one is by judging them by their own standards, what their cultures say about morality. The standards are determined by their own culture, i.e. a certain peoples culture is the one which is responsible for determining the standards of morality in that society.
Different culture have different moral codes, for example, in the case of funerary practices we will look at the Greeks and the Callatians, a tribe in India. The Greeks believed in cremating and funeral pyre as way of honoring the dead by disposing of them in this way whereas the Callatians believed in eating the bodies of their dead fathers as a way of honoring and disposing of the dead. Now one time people of both cultures were summoned by king Darius a king of ancient Persia and were asked if they…

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