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PHIL 1413 Lecture 2: PHIL 1413 – 09:13:16

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PHIL 1413
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1. PHIL 1413 – 09/13/16 Regarding Morality, ethics etc. there’s no objective truth. All truth is relative. Many general truths that we believe are universal (murder is wrong etc.) can be refuted. No truth is absolutely universal. Concept of being normal/abnormal is significantly culturally determined. Even the criterion of “inability to function socially” does not seem to be universal as a test of abnormality. Other cultures employ other criteria. Some demonstrate that those who are viewed as socially dysfunctional in one culture are often viewed as perfectly functional in another – in some cases even admirable. Differences are quite drastic with respect to showing anger, joy or grief, or in human drives such as sex, and in religious rites and marriage. Normality/Abnormality are also culturally defined. An abnormality in one culture may be viewed as the cornerst
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