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Moral Relativism

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Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 2TT3
Professor
V Igneski
Semester
Fall

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Reading Notes – Moral Relativism 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 particular view. - Divine Authority Argument: operating under the absence
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