Lecture 4--Ethics and Culture Ctools

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1 Ethics and Cultural  Differences Lecture 4: Tues, January 18th Lecture 4: Tues, January 18th
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2 Finishing Up Last Lecture 3 rd  and 4 th  Objections to NLT  General Trouble with the Religion-Ethics  Connection What to Conclude
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3 Against NLT, cont. Objection 3—Is it really the case that such a  divine natural order exists? Is it really the case that a higher being exists? Even if a higher being exists, can we make sense  of the idea of divine purposes which are found in  nature? i.e. NLT vs. Scientific worldview –female orgasm
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4 Against NLT, cont. Objection 4—If we all have the same  rational ability to discover the natural laws,  why do we have so many moral  disagreements? Are some of us simply refusing to use our God- given ability to reason?
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5 More General Trouble with  Religion-Ethics Connection Recall again the Epistemic Worry mentioned  earlier in regard to DCT Which God?  Which religion?. ..etc. Rachel’s point in the section on abortion and  Christianity Think also of the religious diversity within this  course
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6 are Rejected? that there is no God? If DCT and NLT are false, but there is a  God, then do we not have  any  moral  obligations to God?
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7 Cultural Differences Think of some differences between  cultures related to  Treatment of and memorializing of the dead Family structures Manners/etiquette Food and eating rules  Religious views
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Descriptive Cultural  Relativism Descriptive Cultural Relativism (DCR): Different cultures have different moral beliefs  about what sort of practices are right or wrong,  good or bad descriptive   describes differences in what 
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