Ethics Prep Chpt 6 & 10 Cultural Relativism & Deontology (1)

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©Kimber 2014 Prep Questions Ethics for Life by Judith Boss Chapter 6: Cultural Relativism There is more disturbing material in this chapter. It is precisely because such disturbing things happen that it is important for each of us to become more capable moral thinkers and agents. Remember to pay attention to any moral claims you hear people m ake (listen for prescriptive statements: “ should ; should not ; ought ; o ught not ; right ; wrong ”). General: - (NOTE) Review the challenge questions at the end of the deontology prep and keep them in mind as you read through these chapters. - (Challenge) What is the purpose of exploring cultural relativism and deontology at the same time? Cultural Relativism (first half): - (From class) Where does cultural relativism go on our model for discussing the stages of moral development? - What is the author’s main assessment of cultural relativism? That is, does the author think it is a good moral theory to use when trying to justify our moral claims and actions or not? Be able to explain your response. - Cultural relativists argue that moral standards and values are derived from, or created by _____________. - Rather than private opinion (as in ethical subjectivism), it is _______________________________ that determines what is right and wrong within the framework of cultural relativism.
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