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Mitch Fleischman Philosophy 164 – Medical Ethics Prof. Harootunian October 2 nd , 2011 Cultural Relativism: An argument… of what? Premise 1: If Cultural Relativism is true, then moral disagreement is impossible between members of different cultures. Premise 2: Moral disagreement between members of different cultures is not impossible. Conclusion based on premise 1 and 2: Cultural Relativism is false. This argument certainly seems to be a sound and deductive argument. There are indeed cases in our world where different cultures will have at least one moral view in common. I, however, do not understand how it’s even possible to consider premise 1, premise 2 and some type of conclusion when there are gaping holes all over this argument. I’m taking about semantics, or logical aspects of meaning. Henceforth, I will argue that Cultural Relativism is merely an argument of semantics. The most glaring problem of the argument above is that there are no sub-premises that give definition, or
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course PHIL 164 taught by Professor Doviak during the Fall '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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