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1Rayna ArmstrongProfessor GoodyearEthics13 DecemberMoral RelativismMoral relativism is the idea that there is no general set of moral values. In other words
2there are no list of created rules stating what is generally right and wrong for the entire universe.In addition to not believing in one set group of values, moral relativism also stands for the ideathat no set of values is better than another. Someone who follows moral relativism does notalways agree with every value presented, although they are aware that they must accept eachvalue for what it is. Discovering the idea of moral relativism was very important for my journeythus far. I have been able to open my mind to many things a lot of people may never and haveavoided a lot of conflict while providing a sense of acceptance to others.Although that is the general idea of moral relativism, there are a few ways to understandit. The idea of cultural relativism states that what is morally right or wrong is based upon culture.In other words the way each family defines what is right or wrong and raises their children isbased upon their culture. To take a few steps back culture by definition is the customs, beliefs,arts, social institutions, and traditions that define a particular group in society. For instance afamily who is christian will follow a different set of beliefs than someone who follows Islamreligion. Another example of this would be a christmas tree which stands as a cultural object. Amoral relativist is unable to state that human sacrifice in a culture is right or wrong, as well asbeing unable to state whether celebrating holidays like christmas is right or wrong. This maybecome tricky for people to follow considering the simple fact that every person has a sense ofopinion, whether they state it or not we all have the instant urge to create an opinion ofsomething in our heads. The reason for this is that people grew up forming the idea of what theyliked and did not like. Kids for instance are often asked their favorite color, favorite sport,favorite subject and are pressured to form opinions early on. Although opposing this behaviorand teaching would not be abiding by the rules of moral relativism. In fact moral relativismwould support the idea that people are allowed to raise their children in any way they believe.
3This does not dictate how a person would be influenced to raise their children, but instead noperson should be able to judge another. In other words the term metaethical moral relativismstates that within moral relativism there is no preferring the values of one culture over another. Inaddition normative moral relativism states that people should accept others values, traditions, andbeliefs considering there is no general set of moral values. It is extremely vital in today's societyto attempt to adapt to this idea, considering society is very expressive in regards to culture.

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