Philosophy 2070E Lecture Notes - Anxiety, In Re Kasinga, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

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2. 1 different cultures have different moral codes: darius king of persia: callatains ate the bodies of their dead fathers and the greeks burned their fathers. 2. 2 cultural relativism: to say that a custom is correct or incorrect would imply that we can judge that custom by some independent standard of right and wrong. No such standard exists: some argue that what is right is because it is tradition carried, cultural relativism challenges the objectivity and universality of down by ancestors. moral truth, different societies have different moral codes. Some values are shared by all cultures. 2. 3 cultural differences argument: different cultures have different moral codes therefore, there is no objective truth in morality. Right and wrong are only matters of opinion, and opinions vary from culture to culture: this is a false logic, the conclusion does not follow from the premises. 2. 5 why there is less disagreement than it seems.

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