ABSOLUTE & RELATIVE MORALITY - keywords

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  • ABSOLUTE & RELATIVE MORALITY
    • absolute
      • A rule that is true in all situations; universal rights and wrongs
    • consequentialism
      • The rightness or wrongness of an act is determined by its consequences
    • cultural relativism
      • What is right or wrong depends on the culture
    • deontological ethics
      • An ethic which believes what is inherently right or wrong pays no regard to consequences
    • descriptive relativism
      • Different cultures and societies have differing ethical systems and so morality is relative
    • moral absolutism
      • There is only one correct answer to every moral problem
    • moral objectivism
      • Truth is objectively real regardless of culture
    • moral relativism
      • A judgement that depends on the circumstances; there is no universal right or wrong
    • subjectivism
      • Each person's values are relative to that person and so cannot be judged objectively
    • teleological ethics
      • An argument that is concerned with the purpose or ultimate goal of something
  • subjectivism
    • Each person's values are relative to that person and so cannot be judged objectively

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