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Ethical Relativism Who is to judge what is right and what is wrong In the South flying the Rebel flag is considered to be a perfectly normal thing to do In other parts of the country it is considered to be offensive to African Americans Some people in the South claim they are proud of their Southern heritage and that the Rebel flag is the flag of the south not the flag of slavery People in other parts of the country feel the flag is a reminder of a horrible part of the United States past and should never be flown again Because one group of people finds an action to be acceptable does not mean that it is acceptable to every one as Ethical Relativism would have one believe Ethical Relativism simply stated means that there are not intrinsically right or wrong actions What is socially acceptable is widely variable If moral standards go no deeper than social customs no one way of doing things is any better or worse than the next No principles are universally valid All moral principles are valid relative to cultural tastes The rules of the society serve as a standard Ethical relativism brings about tolerance of other cultures Ethical Relativism keeps societies from falling apart because it allows for great variance in terms of what is deemed right or wrong behavior All elements of the culture are considered in determining right from wrong To a degree it explains how the same act may be viewed as right in one culture but wrong in another Ethical relativism confuses what should be done with what is currently being done If no one set of socially approved habits is any better or worse that another we are forced to condone practices in other societies that we find intolerable
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