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Ethical relativism, the doctrine that there are no absolute truths in ethics and that what is morally right or wrong varies from person to person or from society to society. (Read Peter Singer’s Britannica entry on ethics.) Herodotus, the Greek historian of the 5th century bc, advanced this view
It has often been associated with other claims about morality: notably, the thesis that different cultures often exhibit radically different moral values; the denial that there are universal moral values shared by every human society; and the insistence that we should refrain from passing moral judgments on beliefs and practices characteristic o...
Sep 11, 2015 · Relativism, roughly put, is the view that truth and falsity, right and wrong, standards of reasoning, and procedures of justification are products of differing conventions and frameworks of assessment and that their authority is confined to the context giving rise to them. More precisely, “relativism” covers views which maintain that—at a ...
Feb 19, 2004 · 1. Historical Background 2. Forms and Arguments 3. Experimental Philosophy 4. Descriptive Moral Relativism 5. Are Moral Disagreements Rationally Resolvable? 6. Metaethical Moral Relativism 7. Mixed Positions: A Rapprochement between Relativists and Objectivists? 8. Relativism and Tolerance Bibliography Academic Tools Other Internet Resources
Moral relativism is the idea that there is no universal or absolute set of moral principles. It’s a version of morality that advocates “to each her own,” and those who follow it say, “Who am I to judge?” Moral relativism can be understood in several ways.