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Running head: Relativism and Morality 1 Relativism & Morality SOC 120 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 For: Danielle Camacho Relativism and Morality
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Relativism and Morality 2 In the world there are some actions that people do that should not be allowed; murder, rape, slavery, incest, and terrorism to name a few. In this paper I will be discussing my opinion on the Goodman paper “Some Moral Minima” and how relativism can be problematic to resolving these issues. Despite the various acceptable social differences throughout the world, we need to maintain some moral norms that protect people all over the world. The Goodman paper points out some of the actions that are conducted around the world by various people that are just unacceptable and wrong for humanity no matter what the culture. Goodman states that “we are looking not just for family resemblances or a behavioral lowest common denominator, but for moral threads and these that can anchor norms to recognizably objective values” (Goodman, 2010). The points that were touched on in this paper were; genocide, terrorism, slavery, incest, rape, and female genital cutting. Genocide is when a group of people are killed just because of their affiliation with a particular group; the people that do this are trying to achieve power over people that they disagree with. Goodman states that “wholesale murder is wrong, then, not just for its scale but also for willfully negating individuality, typing its victims, and stirring hatred against the putative failings of the type” (Goodman, 2010). Terrorism is merely a show to try and intimidate people to believe and think a certain way. Slavery is
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