ethics6 (intro to CR)

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Unformatted text preview: PHIL 4: Introduction to Ethics “ Out of t e crooked T mber of humani ¡ no s ¢ aight t ing was ever made .” — Immanuel Kan £ 1 Cultural Relativism From The Challenge of Cultural Relativism , James Rachels ❖ CR: the thesis that what is morally right or wrong is exclusively determined by social and cultural traditions and beliefs ❖ Thus, CR denies that morality is based on an objective standard that applies universa ! y across diverse times and places What is Cultural Relativism? 2 ❖ The way of thinking ( as evidenced by our morality quiz ) appeals to many, and is perhaps the primary source of skepticism concerning the possibility of a universal normative ethic ❖ The idea here is that the remarkable variety of moral systems we Fnd across the globe shows that the search for a uniquely tru e morality — that is, a universal morality — is a fool’s errand What is Cultural Relativism? 3 Consider the Eskimos The Eskimo moral code was strikingly different than our own... 4 Consider the Eskimos ❖ Men often had more than one wife ❖ It was a sign of hospitality to lend a wife to a visiting guest for the night ❖ Within a community, a dominant male might have regular...
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2010 for the course PHIL PHIL 4 taught by Professor Huizenga during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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