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Unformatted text preview: Philosophy Notes 1/18 James Rachels Cultural Relativism 25/01/2008 21:14:00 Cultural relativism No objective moral standards o Ex: rape is wrong Morality is determined by culture The "Cultural Differences" argument Different cultures have different moral standards Therefore, there are no objective moral standards. Morality is relative to cultural opinion Priblem: Invalid argument 3 consequences of cultural relativism if cultural relativism is true, then: o we cannot condemn the moral standards/practice of other countries o we cannot correctly condemn that standards of our own culture o there is no moral progress Cultural relativism emerged from an attitude of tolerance, but donot be so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance 25/01/2008 21:14:00 25/01/2008 21:14:00 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PHIL 1318 taught by Professor None during the Spring '08 term at SMU.
- Spring '08