Religious Ethics

  • Created by: JM
  • Created on: 30-03-13 18:45

Moral Relativism

Moral Relativism: There are no universally valid moral principles and therefore there is not one true morality.

Ethical Relativism

  • Ethical Relativism believes that there are no universally valid moral laws or principles. All principles and values are relative to a particular culture or age/era.
  • Ethical relativism believes that there is no such thing as good "in itself" because if an action (e.g cannibalism) seems good to an individual but wrong to somebody else then there is no objective basis for us to discover the truth; what is wrong or what is right.

Protagoras: "Man is the measure of all things"

Socrates: All humans share a common, innate understanding of what is morally good.

Plato: Moral knowledge came from the highest of forms- Form Of the Good. Plato believes there are objective and universal moral goods.

Aristotle: We can find out how to be virtuous by looking at


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