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What is it meant by 'moral relativism?'
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'What is it meant by 'moral relativism?'
Moral relativism is the view that there are no objective ethical truths,
that moral facts only hold relative to a given individual or society.
According to this ethical theory, what is morally good for one person or
culture might be morally bad for another, and vice versa, there are no
moral absolutes. The individual form of moral relativism is called
subjectivism; this is where each individual has his or her own moral
principles. An idea or opinion is limited by own experience, that opinion
is true to the person even though another person may not agree.
Conventionalism is an observable fact that moral values differ from
society to society, for example, in the United Kingdom we believe that
hanging is wrong, where as in China they do. The dependency thesis,
moral values are created by society, they are a product of culture. The
young experience and internalize values, they then conform to society;
stick to the values and in the end everyone is
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