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The following claims have all been made by cultural relativists:21Different societies have different moral codes.2The moral code of a society determines what is right within thatsociety; that is, if the moral code of a society says that a certainaction is right, then that action is right, at least within the society.3There is no objective standard that can be used to judge onesociety’s code as better than another. There are no moral truths thathold for all people at all times.4The moral code of our own society has no special status; it is butone among many.5It is arrogant for us to judge other cultures. We should always betolerant of them.These five propositions may seem to go together, but they are independent of oneanother- some may be true while others are false. Indeed, two of the propositions appearto be inconsistent with each other. The second says that right and wrong are determinedby the norms of society; the fifth says that we should always be tolerant of other cultures.
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