'Relativist ethics are unfair'

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  • 'Relativist ethics are unfair'
    • Supports diverse cultural expressions
    • Prohibits the dominance of a single culture
    • Flexible enough to accommodate the wide diversity of lifestyles today
    • Moral acts become that which is socially approved- the brutality towards Jews in Nazi Germany would be just
    • Can't condemn immorality, but can justify it, e.g. murder
    • People who can't be trusted to make the right decision would not be condemned
    • Not all views are equal. Socrates- of opinions, regard "the good ones and not the bad"
    • Some acts always seem wrong, e.g. slaughtering innocents
    • Many religions reject this. How can we make a moral decision on the spot, wiser than hundreds of years of contributions from religious thinkers?
    • Allows for human autonomy
    • Who are we to decide what is right and wrong?
    • Takes into account the circumstances of the situation, rather than, e.g. condemning a stealing mother and stealing billionaire equally
    • Based on the situation's circumstances- can provide the best outcome


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