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CULTURAL RELATIVISM-There is no such thing as universal truth in ethics; there are only various cultural codes,and nothing more.-The view that ethical and social standards reflect the cultural context from which they arederived.-Cultural relativists uphold that cultures differ fundamentally from one another, and so domoral frameworks that structure relations within different societies.-The only measure of right and wrong is the standards of one’s societyCALLATIANS (INDIA)-Ate dead bodies of their dead fathers.ESKIMOS-Men had more than on wife, and they can share their wives with guest as a sign ofhospitality.-Infanticide – most female babies are likely to be killed for two reasons-Elderly family members were left out in the snow to dieCULTURAL RELATIVISTS CLAIMS:1.Different societies have different moral codes.2.The moral code of a society determines what is right within that society; that is, if the
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