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Unformatted text preview: whether there are any) An Argument for Conventional Relativism 1. All valid moral principles are justified by virtue of their cultural acceptance. 2. The argument of a famous anthropologist, Melville Herskovitz, that ethical relativism entails intercultural tolerance a. If morality is relative to its culture, then there is no independent basis for criticizing the morality of any culture but ones own. b. If there is no independent way to criticizing any other culture, we ought to be tolerant of the moralities of other cultures. c. Morality is relative to its culture. Therefore, we ought to be tolerant of the moralities of other cultures....
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