ethics: relativist and absolutist

ethics part of philosophy and ethics, key terms and there meanings 

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relativism
a judgement that depends on the circumstances and does not have any fixed rules
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absolutism
a judgement that has a set of fixed moral rules in all situations
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deontological
this refers to an action that us intrinsically right or wrong, the circumstances/outcome is not considered
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teleological
this refers to a judgement being based on the outcome produced
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subjective
judgements are based on the personal opinion and not on any fixed rules
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objective
judgements based on an impartial absolute value system
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consquentialist
judgement completely and purely concerned with the outcome
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diversity thesis
an idea that moral laws vary from society to society
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cultural relativism
belief that different societies have different moral rules
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subjective relativism
a relativist approach based on personal opinions
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a judgement that has a set of fixed moral rules in all situations

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absolutism

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this refers to an action that us intrinsically right or wrong, the circumstances/outcome is not considered

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this refers to a judgement being based on the outcome produced

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judgements are based on the personal opinion and not on any fixed rules

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