Ethical RelativismSound ethical beliefs are no more than the predominating beliefs of a nation, culture or society.
Why ethical relativism is unacceptableIt seizes upon certain acts that we have passionatefeelings about and makes their social differences appearas ethical rights and wrongs.It does not recognize that there is progress in humanrights and denies that the perpetration of atrocities andgenocide is morally wrong.The actions, if not the words,of ethical relativists,typically indicate they do not accept their own position.
Ethical Imperialism“There are absolute ethical principles that demand exactly the same behavior in every society.”
Individualistic versus Collectivist societies
Individualist societiesPeople consider themselves autonomous individuals who are responsible primarily to themselves and, possibly, to their families.