Ethical Relativism

Ethical Relativism


People of different cultures engage in different practices and espouse divergent notions about what is right and wrong.

What does this tell us about our own ethical commitments?

Do all values depend solely upon the social context from which they emerge, or are there objective truths upon which we might all agree?

Use specific examples to illustrate the position you choose to defend on this topic.

Additional Instructions:

Create a 1 page essay in APA format. Use 2 scholarly sources as references. (1 source will be given to you in this assignment). Be sure to use in-text citations.

Source given to use: Abel, D. C. (2010). Fifty readings plus: An introduction to philosophy (2nd ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.




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Different cultures differ in their moral practices. Ethical relativism holds that something done is right or wrong depending on one’s culture, this is so because what one culture finds as being right in another culture it might be wrong.
It depends on how norms of a certain community are practised to determine whether they are right or wrong.

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