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Right And Wrong Essay

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In the passage, Ethical Relativism: Who's to Judge What's Right and Wrong? had a absolutist point of view. As an absolutist, I agree and think it is not what culture defines as moral to actually be moral at all. For example, If I start believing in a pebble and tell everyone that the pebble is a god; They believe in it yet it doesn't make it wholly universally moral.Ethical relativism refers to the values of cultures, not being questioned or being considered moral."The only basis for judging Hemingway, or anyone else, wrong would be if he failed to live up to his own principles; however, one of Hemingway's principles would be that hypocrisy is morally permissible", stated in Ethical Relativism: Who's to Judge What's Right and Wrong? by Louis P. Pojman. If a person believes he/she should not live up to his own principles because of certain circumstances he/she is going through then those particular beliefs he/she has should be considered by Louis P. Pojman immoral. Most (if not all) people are not ethical relativists including Louis P. Pojman because no matter how much they "respect" all values of other cultures, there just has to be something that they think it is wrong to practice in their own perspective.Louis P. Pojman explains the first thesis is diversity relativism which, is rather considering morality from all cultures to be valid. "In fact, couldn't one justify anything simply by forming a small subculture that approved of it", from Ethical Relativism: Who's to Judge What's Right and Wrong? by Louis P. Pojman. I believe if someone throws a baby into a river out of respect for their god, it doesn't actually become moral for the victim (the baby). "Truth is with the crowd and error is with the individual", quote I disagree with from Ethical Relativism: Who's to Judge What's Right and Wrong? by Louis P. Pojman. I believe in the quote some people say: "Two wrongs do not make a right"- poem dated to 1734, published in The London Magazine. If a whole culture is doing things that decay another person's freedom to believe what ever they'd like then, that culture is considered immoral.Louis P. Pojman also explains that the second thesis dependency relativism is the development of their beliefs created by the society which they were raised into. "Morality, then is just the set of common rules, habits, and customs that have won social approval; over time, so that they seem part of the nature of things, like facts", stated from Ethical...

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