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    Moral relativism is a commonly held position among many. This could be due to the regard for the value of tolerance or the truth in descriptive moral relativism. But my argument will be against meta-ethical moral relativism: there exists moral truths but these truths are not absolutes but relative. If morality is relative, there is no ultimate right or wrong. Because, there isn’t an objective point of reference to differentiate between right and wrong. If one were to examine subjective morals, it could constitute two specific features - moral feelings and practical reasoning. Therefore so long as these two criteria are met, any action based on moral judgements can be justified as morally right or wrong. However this seems quite strange to…

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    It is that which society has approved.” Moral absolutism is the ethical belief that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, regardless of the context of the act. Moral relativism is when there are deep and widespread moral disagreements across different societies, and these disagreements are much more significant than whatever agreements there may be. I believe America could use moral relativism. Every society has a…

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    referred to morals, but there are many different branches tied to the common ground of morals. One of the branches of morals is moral realism which states that there are “objective moral facts (Atheism And The City).” These are the morals that have been engraved into our conscience so it seems like it is common sense that wrongful actions are indeed wrongful and vice versa for rightful actions. While this branch of morals is based off of concrete facts, meaning it is easier to teach to younger…

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    In a world where we witness many tragedies and many achievements there are lingering questions on why we make certain actions and not others. There must be a way to find the source of our morals because we seem to make similar actions through time. Many of the attempts to name what the source of our morality are rejected due to dilemmas and challenged premises, but strongest among them all is Moral Relativism. The argument for Moral Relativism is the strongest argument for discovering what…

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    Moral relativism is a view that moral or ethical standards are different for each person and that no one’s opinion of right and wrong is better than another. Moral relativism is said to be “the view that ethical standards, morality, and positions of right or wrong are culturally based and therefore subject to a person's individual choice” (moral-relativism.com). What is right for them is what they believe to be ethical. Since moral relativism is culturally based, different cultures will have…

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    Cultural or moral relativism cannot be correct as all humans share and follow universal norms as they live their everyday lives. Each individual is faced with decisions at time to time, and they make their decision based on what they believe is correct. Most of the things that humans believe in, which are correct, relate back to universal norms. If groups or majorities believe something is right and they teach or praise this belief around the world it can be known as a universal norm (Demuijnck,…

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    Although universal adoption of moral relativism can be seen as counterintuitive and destructive, there are some objections to the arguments aforementioned. The main objection to be mentioned is the lack of a plain “black and white” set of moral truths. The moral truths that are mentioned in moral absolutism are not explicitly laid out somewhere, so this leaves skeptics to ask, “Are we supposed to just believe that there are certain moral truths just out there somewhere?” In a way, yes, because…

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    Moral relativism- The idea of moral relativism is one that morality is relevant to your situation, and that you should be accepting other people's morals and cultures. Moral relativism can first be seen in the colonies, mainly by the quakers in pennsylvania, and quakers were also vehemently against slavery, which was another morally relativistic idea. Moral absolutism- The idea that there is a clear right and wrong and that right and wrong is the same for every situation, and the idea has had…

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    Moral Cultural Relativism is based on the belief that there is no universal morality, it is based entirely on the traditions of the culture one lives in. This is a subject that is up for debate amongst philosophers. While there can never be a definite conclusion either way, many people have strong opinions on what they feels is the right form of relativism. Ruth Benedict’s theory of moral relativism is based in the common practices and beliefs of cultures. She describes morality as something…

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    Debora Netcliff Professor Stanley English 100 19 October 2017 A Defense Of Moral Relativism Ethical relativism or Moral relativism is the proposition that what is considered moral or immoral or what is wrong or right depends on culture norms, and what behaviors is accepted in different societies in which a decision is made. Also what can be deemed as immoral or moral, bad may be good and ethical in another's society Many cultures differ in their moral practices. These moral and ethical…

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