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philosophy104-ethical relativism-extracredit

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Rachel Smith 09/24/06 Ethical Relativism Ethical Relativism if the theory that states one’s actions are relative to one’s culture. Meaning people from different cultures may also differ in morals since they are based on their respective cultures. An action x is right if and only if a culture allows x. One’s actions must coincide with what is socially acceptable or they are deemed morally wrong. This emphasizes the idea of cultural differences and accepting other people instead of judging them for how they perceive right and wrong. There are no absolute truths so morality is open to interpretation- in a world wide sense, but is more concrete within one’s culture. This allows for diversity in society, one doesn’t have to fear celebrating their culture, and their traditions because there is no right or wrong. One culture does not have the power to judge another culture and their motives for doing something when they themselves can not definitively say their morals are fact. Ethical
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