MPnotes - Ethical subjectivism OR ethical relativism Maintains that all ethical statements are true only in that they convey facts about peoples

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04/25/2016 ° Ethical subjectivism OR ethical relativism Maintains that all ethical statements are true only in that they convey facts about people’s attitudes or feelings. Moral or ethical propositions do not ever reflect objective moral truths. Instead, moral propositions are only statements about people’s values, feelings, attitudes held by them, beliefs, or customs whose truth claims are strictly relative to social, cultural, or historical circumstances. One is not able to reason to the conclusion that some human choices for all similarly situated individuals should be made or must never be made. Therefore no universal standard or process of evaluation exists by which to assess an ethical proposition’s truth. Moral values as applicable only within certain cultural boundaries or in the context of individual preferences. ° ° ° Morals are the guiding principles of right and wrong, but how do we define these ideas? After all, people around the world have pretty different ideas about what's right and wrong. According to the philosophy of moral subjectivism, this is simply because there are no universal objective moral truths. Moral truths can only be defined by the individual since it is the individual who has to put morality into action. ° ° Objective - originating or located outside of the mind Subjective - originating or located inside the mind ° ° ° Note that subjectivism is not the view that anything goes. ° ° Ethical Subjectivism holds that there are no objective moral properties and that ethical statements are in fact arbitrary because they do not express immutable truths . ° moral statements are made true or false by the attitudes and/or conventions of the observers, and any ethical sentence just implies an attitude , opinion , personal preference or feeling held by someone. Thus, for a statement to be considered morally right merely means that it is met with approval by the person of interest. Another way of looking at this is that judgments about human conduct are shaped by, and in many ways limited to, perception .
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