Ethical Relativism

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Philosophy

 

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Ronald B

 

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September 17, 2014

 

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University

 

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In the Yale Daily News article "Shift to Relativism Spells the End for Truth" Peter Johnson points out that "A culture that has capitulated to the insidious ease of relativism has no desire to put ideas to the test." In math there are single answers and single conclusions, but in ethics the answer is a lot less clear because the numbers add up differently depending on the circumstances...
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Moral principals unlike numbers often conflict and that in itself makes ethical standards difficult to set for every situation. For example stealing is wrong but so is not feeding your family. That may seem like an argument for relativism, but I contend that it only points out a lack of any absolute conclusion for whether a person's actions are right or wrong...
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