Strengths And Weaknesses Of Relativism Analysis

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Relativism is the belief that each culture defines their own morality and because of this we should not judge a cultures morality because one is not better than the other. Acceptance is a strength of relativism, because it could promote the idea that we are all different and we should all accept each other for who we are. Another of its strengths is allowing people to choose a moral code to live by and not be subjected to one way of thinking. However there are some downsides to relativism, for example promoting intolerance. Intolerance promoted due to the fact that if a culture is committing genocide relativists say that we are not allowed to judge them because that might just be a part of their culture. Another weakness is that because relativism …show more content…
On the other hand, Absolutists believe that morality absolute and universal. Meaning that there are a set of rules which apply to everyone and are unchangeable. A good thing about absolutism is that the rules apply to everyone and no one is exempt from them. However, that could also be seen as a set back, because if a person is breaking the rules to save someone else then they could still be punished due to the rules in place. Another of its weaknesses is who makes the rules. Who decides what is moral and what is not? In my opinion this way of looking at morality is no better than relativism because there 's no room for exceptions even though sometimes they need to be made in a …show more content…
I don 't agree with this, because I don 't believe out of everything we experience in life happiness is the only thing that has value. When given the choice in a thought experiment for example being able to choose between pleasure and the truth people can often choose the truth. I guess a hedonist could say that we can still find pleasure in the truth. Pluralism is the belief that there are things more valuable than pleasure/happiness and they have three categories to divide them. The categories are personal values, social values, and pleasure. They also believe that if pleasure is used to broadly, to the point where it is meaningless. I agree with pluralism that pleasure can be completely separate from what we value the

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