Absolutism & Relativism Key Words

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Moral Relativism
There are no universally valid moral principles and so there is no one true morality.
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Subjectivism
Each person's values are relative to that person and so cannot be judged objectively.
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Cultural Relativism
What is right or wrong depends on the culture.
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Descriptive Relativism
Different cultures and societies have differing ethical systems and so morality is relative.
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Absolute
A principle that is universally binding.
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Moral Objectivism
Truth is objectively real regardless of culture.
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Consequentialism
The rightness or wrongness of an act is determined by its consequences.
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Moral Absolutism
There is only one correct answer to every moral problem.
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Deontological
Refers to an action that is inherently right or wrong. No account is taken of circumstances or outcome.
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Teleological
Concerned with the purpose or ultimate goal of something.
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Each person's values are relative to that person and so cannot be judged objectively.

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Subjectivism

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What is right or wrong depends on the culture.

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Different cultures and societies have differing ethical systems and so morality is relative.

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A principle that is universally binding.

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