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St. Cecilia’s College- Cebu, Inc.A LASSO Supervised SchoolPoblacion, Minglanilla, CebuSY 2020-2021First SemesterInstructional Study Module(ISM) # 7GE 2 - ETHICS(Subject)________________________________________Ms. Elma R. Quiero,MAT-REStudent NameCourse/Year/SectionInstructor’s NameI.RationaleModule 7 is understanding “Cultural Relativism”. Its Implications andConsequence if taken seriously.II.Learning ObjectivesA. Explain what is Cultural Relativism.B. Discuss how different cultures have different moral codes.C.Give the consequences of taking “Cultural Relativism Seriously”.D.Discuss why can’t all cultural practices be always correct?III.Learning Resources:A.Electronic Reference:What is cultural relativism?Cultural RelativismMoral Relativismaccording RuthBenedictRelativism: It is wrong tojudge other culturesB.Book Reference:Ethics, Foundations of Moral ValuationBy Oscar G. Bulaong Jr., Mark Joseph T. Calano, Albert M. Lagliva, Michael Ner E. Mariano,Jesus Deogracias Z. PrincipeIV.Learning ExperienceA.Presentation and DiscussionRUTH FULTON BENEDICT(1887-1948) American Anthropologist and folklorist.Anthropologiststake a broad approach to understanding the many different aspects of thehuman experience, which we call holism. They consider the past, through archaeology, to seehow human groups lived hundreds or thousands of years ago and what was important to them.
Morality differs in every society, and Cultural Relativism is its convenient term for sociallyapproved habits.How Different Cultures Have Different Moral CodesDarius, a king of Persia, was intrigued by the variety of cultures he encountered in his travels.He had found that the Callatians (a tribe of Indians) customarily ate the bodies of their deadfathers.The Greeks, of course, did not do that– the Greeks practiced cremation and regardedthe funeral pyre as the natural and fitting way to dispose of the dead.Darius thought that a sophisticated understanding of the world must include an appreciation ofsuch differences between cultures. One day, to teach this lesson, he summoned some Greeks whohappened to be present at his court and asked them what they would take to eat the bodies oftheir dead fathers. They were shocked, as Darius knew they would be, and replied that no amountof money could persuade them to do such a thing. The Darius called in some Callatians, andwhile the Greeks listened asked them what they would take burn their dead fathers’ bodies. TheCallatians were horrified and told Darius not even to mention such a dreadful thing.This story, recounted by Herodotus (Greek historian)in his History illustrates a recurring themein the literature of social science.

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