Reading Notes – Moral Relativism
o Expresses the relativity of all societies’ moral codes.
o Strictly anti-moral imperialism
o No objective moral codes/values
- Moral Conventionalism: the belief that moral codes are socially based, dependent upon
social acceptance for validity.
- Moral Subjectivism: belief that moral codes are based on personal commitment or choice.
In Support of Moral Relativism:
- Diversity Argument: undeniable fact of widespread diversity in moral opinion – on this
basis, according to relativists, there can exist no objective moral truth.
- Demonstrability Argument: factually seldom possible to prove that one’s personal moral
beliefs are correct; there is no method agreed upon to calculate the correctness of a
- Divine Authority Argument: operating under the absence