PHI 306 EC5

PHI 306 EC5 - Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 5...

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Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 5 Relativism 1.) Which one of the three types of relativism that Feldman discusses most closely corresponds to Herskovits’ cultural relativism? State what this type of relativism holds. I think that Feldman’s idea of belief relativism most closely corresponds to Herskovits’ cultural relativism. This is found in R 3 : It is possible that there is a kind of action, such that one society believes that actions of that kind are morally right and another society does not believe that actions of that kind are morally right. 2.) State the main argument that Feldman presents against conceptual relativism. The main argument that Feldman presents against conceptual relativism is the No- Conflicts Argument. He illustrates this with an example of a man from society S 1 who visits society S 2 . The visitor watches a man in S 2 get his eyes poked out for committing the crime of voyeurism. The man from S 1 is shocked, and cannot believe the harsh punishment the man in S
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