Unformatted text preview: moral practices in the world, there can be no universal moral standard. ♦ Overlap of cultural practices in a culturally pluralistic society makes it impossible to make an impartial judgement as to whose practices should prevail. In the end, the only solution seems to be that the majority overrules the minority. ♦ A “multi-culturalist attitude” means that one may be tolerant of the moral practices of other cultures but still not approve of cultural moral relativism. ♦ Even among cultures with different moral practices, there may be considerable underlying uniformity (e.g., uniform disapproval of homicide, cruelty, theft, lying, respect for the dead, importance of marriage customs for the well-being of society). ♦ One possible precept (command) derived from cultural moral relativism is that anyone ought to act in conformity with the moral standards of his or her group....
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- Spring '09
- theft, cultural moral relativists, Cultural Moral Relativism