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Within this world that we live on there is an enormous amount of people Each of these people belongs to different cultures and societies Every society has traits and customs that make it unique These societies follow different moral codes This means that they will may have different answers to the moral questions asked by our own society What I am trying to say is that every society has a different way of analyzing and dealing with lifes events because of their cultural beliefs This is claim is known as Cultural Relativism Cultural Relativism is the correct view of ethics1 Different societies have different moral codes2 There is no objective standard that can be used to judge one societal code better than another3 The moral code of our own society has no special status it is merely one among many4 There is no universal truth in ethics-that is there are no moral truths that hold for all peoples at all times5 The moral code of a society determines what is right within that society that is if the moral code of a society says that a certain action is right then that action is right at least within that society6 It is mere arrogance for us to try to judge the conduct of other peoples We should adopt an attitude of tolerance toward the practices of other culturesPojman1996p360Above are six claims that help explain the notion of Cultural Relativism This essays arguments will help to illustrate them directly and indirectly It will be clear that the true answer to the question of ethics is Cultural Relativism The definitions listed are words used through out the paper and can be used as a referenceCultural Absolutism- Holds there is exactly one right answer to every What I should do in situation XCultural Relativism- Views moral validity in terms of social acceptanceSociety- Organized or interdependent communityEthics- set of moral principalsMorality- degree of conformity to moral principals moral conduct
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