Paper 1 - Phil 230 We all face the dilemma of what if...

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Phil 230 We all face the dilemma of what if morally right and wrong. Often times we make our decisions based on what society says, but we truly know that it might be wrong. Yet, there are some decisions that we would always make regardless of what society we are in, and there are some practices we would always view as being wrong. That is why in this paper I will argue that cultural relativism is not viable. One objection to cultural relativism is that one cannot define what a society’s beliefs are. How can you lump together a whole society and say that every single last person in that society believes 100% the same thing. People do think differently, and therefore have different beliefs. Countries themselves have multiple cultures and societies living inside of them. Yet, every last person inside that country would consider themselves citizens and hence one society. How exactly can one break this whole, entangled world into separate and distinct societies that are all divided? There are going
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PHIL 230 taught by Professor Holmgren during the Spring '07 term at Iowa State.

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Paper 1 - Phil 230 We all face the dilemma of what if...

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