Introduction to ethical theories

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what is moral absolutism?
the belief that certain things are objectively right or wrong and cannot change according to culture
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definition of deontological?
'deon' means duty. actions are right or wrong in themselves. ignores consequences
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what is religious absolutism?
e.g. Divine Command Theory, ten commandments. the law is set by the deity or deities
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What is Plato's Euthyphro Dilemma?
is something good because God says so or does God say it is good because it is good?
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what is moral relativism?
there are no universal objective moral values as these are relative to different societies and different people
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what is cultural relativism?
moral laws differ from society to society as each society develops
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definition of teleological?
'telos' means purpose. looks at the consequences or result of an action
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