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Absolutism and Relativism

Absolutism:
Absolutism is making normative ethical decisions based on objective rules. It maintains that some
things are always right and some things are always wrong. They are fixed for all time, places and
people.
A common example of Absolutism is Kantian Ethics.
Advantages of Absolutism
It allows…

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However, as there are no overriding standard to compare cultures to, no one can say that one
culture is better than another because of what they believe this could be either an advantage
or a disadvantage.
Moral truths are no more than subjective feelings about behaviour which can therefore never…

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children, what she did was right and should therefore not be condemned.
Absolutists can appear to be intolerant to views of others, for example, if they are against cruelty of
animals, they would be against the Islamic practice of sacrificing lambs, but Relativists would be able
to see the religious…

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