Ethical Relativism

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Eth ical Relativism Drew Bedurah Eth ics and Critical Thinking January 31, 2008
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We l ive in a very hedonistic society. People tend to try to find what they want and get it. There are laws and rules established by governments and different religions that people try to follow, but for some if the rules where not there it would be calamity. Relat ivism is a common view when it comes to ethics but what would a world where relat ivism rules look like? If everyone subscribed to this view of relativism then everyone would do what they felt was r ight. Take for example stealing though I may find it appalling someone else may v iew it as ok. Therefore someone may steal a loaf of bread from me and if I were to call the pol ice they couldn’t do anything, because everything is relative. In fact there would be no need for pol ice or civil order because everyone could do whatever they want . Someone could just walk around taking this or that and it would be deemed acceptable . Another example, murder
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 2600 taught by Professor Schattle during the Fall '07 term at Valencia.

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