James Rachels The Challenge Of Cultural Relativism Essays and Term Papers

  • Response to "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism" By Rachels

    Philosophy 9/30/14 MRA: “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism” In the text "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism," James Rachels breaks down and discusses the theory of Cultural Relativism by presenting the pros and cons of this theory. He exposes some of the shortcomings of the theory arguing...

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  • Review of "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism"

    explores the major meta-ethical theory of Cultural Relativism. According to it, Cultural Relativism states that all morality is relative to culture, that the truth of ethical claims is relative to an individual or group's perspective. Cultural Relativism holds that an action is morally right or morally...

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  • Challenge of Cultural Relativism

    morally forbidden to eat them  among the Callatians  one is morally obliged to eat the dead  one is morally forbidden to burn them 2.2 Cultural Relativism • Relativist Conclusion drawn from facts like these o There is no objective (absolute universal) morality -- no morality per se; rather just ...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism In Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi authorities executed 21 people, including 3 women, in one day. They were all convicted of terrorism. The U.N believes that the death row inmates were unfairly tried in court. The convictions of the 21 people seem to be very unclear in the world’s eyes....

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism Cultural Relativism as I understand it deals with different cultures and their moral interpretations; all varying in some way. Due to the extreme differences surrounding the large variety of cultures, cultural relativism says that there couldn’t possibly be any such thing as universal...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism In geographic regions around the world we find cultures with their own unique heritage, religion and beliefs. At one time cultures were more isolated and lived according to their own set of societal norms. But in today’s global landscape, cultures may find themselves passing judgments...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism is a philosophy that believes that when it comes to matters of right and wrong, there is no good or bad action but either belief is culturally accepted or not culturally accepted. It is best not to judge cultural relativism because a good or bad action is leveled differently amongst...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural relativism is the view that all beliefs, customs, and ethics are relative to the individual within his own social context. In other words, “right” and “wrong” are culture-specific; what is considered moral in one society may be considered immoral in another, and, since no universal standard...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural relativism holds that there is no universal morality that is common among all cultures. Specifically, in an article on cultural relativism James Rachels states the following characteristics of cultural relativism: 1) Different societies have different moral codes; 2) There is no objective...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism This essay covers various aspects of cultural relativism and its argument to readers. Cultural relativism is a theory, which mainly concentrates on differences in values and moral beliefs of different people. To help explain the concept of cultural relativism I have used James Rachels...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism What exactly is ‘cultural relativism' in metaethics? Is cultural relativism true? Can cultural relativists uphold the principles of cultural tolerance? Cultural relativism is a view in metaethics regarding the moral codes of different cultures and provides an initially appealing...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Understanding other cultures without making judgments about the way they do things or the way they understand and react to things is the basic concept of cultural relativity. The importance of this idea is demostrated by Richard B. Lee in his story about the Christmas feast with the !Kung. In this story...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Slavery and Normative Cultural Relativism “slavery is a thing in the mores which is not well covered by our definition, slavery does not arise in the folkways from the unconscious experimentation of individuals who have the same need which they desire to satisfy…it is rather due to ill feeling towards...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism V.S. Ethnocentrism “I felt the blood gush down the sides of my legs. I tried to kick and punch, but I could not free myself.” Every country and culture has their own religion, beliefs, traditions, and rituals that are preceded within a community. Like in Sierra Leone girls...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    if our cultural definition of what is right or wrong isn't the case for another culture.? This paper will define cultural relativism, explain why it is important when studying other cultures, explain the difference between it and ethical relativism and explain if there are limits to cultural relativism...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Week 1 Anthropology Forum – Cultural Relativism Question: Using your textbook, please define cultural relativism and moral relativism, using APA formatting for your citations as needed. How is cultural relativism different from moral relativism? For example, consider anthropologists who study genocide...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Assess Rachels’ critique of the main argument for normative cultural relativism (NCR), i.e., the Cultural Differences Argument. How might a proponent of NCR respond to Rachels critique? Is the response effective? Why or why not? In this essay, I will discuss James Rachels’ article...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism: A Moral Fallacy Cultural Relativism is the theory that all belief's are equally valid and that truth itself is relative, depending on the situation, environment and individual. Those who hold the belief of Cultural Relativist, hold that all beliefs are completely relative to the...

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  • Cultural Relativism

    John Sheppard Philosophy 245 Professor Avansino 2 Feb, 2013 Reading Response #1 Cultural relativism is a big ethical topic in our society today. Cultural relativism is the principle of regarding the beliefs, values, and practices of a culture from the viewpoint of that culture itself. So what...

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  • James Rachels - egoism

    Explain the difference between psychological and ethical egoism, and why Rachels rejects both of these theories. Do you think his arguments are convincing? Why, or why not? Psychological egoism: all men are selfish in everything that they do; the only motive from which anyone ever acts is self...

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