"James Rachels The Challenge Of Cultural Relativism" Essays and Research Papers

  • James Rachels The Challenge Of Cultural Relativism

    A10691383 Cultural relativism promotes understanding and acceptance of differences. Throughout history, various conflicts could have been lessened or avoided by encouraging cultural relativism. People throughout the world are greatly influenced by the cultural and environment in which they are raised. Moral and ethical standards and behavioral practices vary across cultures. Cultural relativism is an appealing theory; it should be the goal in terms of promoting tolerance and peace. Reaching that...

    Cultural relativism, Ethics, Moral psychology 1481  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism”, in which he criticizes the normative cultural relativism argument which is about how different cultures have different moral codes, thus there is no single...

    Anthropology, Argument, Cultural relativism 993  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism

    |Cultural Moral Relativism. Do We All Agree? | |Essay #1 Pratheep | |Sivabaalan 100266114 | |11/18/2009 | |James Connelly | I find Rachel’s arguments against the view of Cultural Moral Relativism persuasive and very convincing. Believers of Cultural Relativism have influenced the notion that cultural moral codes are culture...

    Anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 1211  Words | 4  Pages

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realism? DINH NAM TRAN 308213904 Cultural relativism, as defined by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. “Is the thesis that a person’s culture strongly influences her modes of perception and thought” Most cultural relativists add to this definition saying that there is no standard of morality. This means that morality is relative to the particular society that one lives in. Prominent ethicist James Rachels has written...

    Cultural relativism, Ethics, Moral absolutism 1686  Words | 5  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism Essay

    Is cultural relativism good for our society? Cultural relativism is a belief where there are no absolute moral views or beliefs can be apply to all cultures, which makes “right” and “wrong” different in every society; what is considered “right” in one society may be considered “wrong” in another. Since no universal standard of morality exists, no one has the right to judge another society’s customs. If this belief is held true, then every culture will have their own set of “rules” to live by...

    Anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 1093  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism

    Nathan Whittingham Professor Mariana Philosophy 120 12 October 2014 The Fallacy of Cultural Relativism The diversity of beliefs and ways of life is a conspicuous phenomenon that occurs within the human race. For example, what Satanists find right and reasonable is damnable to Christians, and vice-versa. Additionally, the ancient Aztecs practiced human sacrifice for reasons that today, we find totally illogical. And just as we, in America, now look back upon our history regarding slavery with...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Human 1362  Words | 4  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism

    moral codes" (Rachels 618). This claim is known as Cultural Relativism. "Cultural Relativism, as it has been called, challenges our ordinary belief in the objectivity and universality of moral truth. There is no such thing as universal truth in ethics: there there are only the various cultural codes, and nothing more. Moreover, our own code has no special status, it is merely one among many" (Rachels 618). It is clear that the answer to the question of ethics is, Cultural Relativism. The subject...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 1349  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 individual within a cultural identity. In this essay, I will show that cultural relativism is unreliable as an ethical theory by showing the irrationality of the arguments that support it. The...

    Anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 906  Words | 3  Pages

  • Review of "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism"

    article, the author 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 wrong because of the beliefs and values of the culture in which the action takes place. Therefore cultural relativism denies the possibility of any objective foundation for...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 1007  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 that some of the claims are wrong and contradictory. The theory of Cultural Relativism states that “there is no such thing as universal truth in ethics; there are only the various cultural codes.” In other words...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 569  Words | 1  Pages

  • Challenge of Cultural Relativism

    Darius anecdote illustrates  among the Greeks  one is morally obliged to cremate the dead  one is 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  Ancient Greek morality  Callatian morality  traditional Eskimo morality  modern American...

    Anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 1054  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Flaws of Cultural Relativism

    The Flaws of Cultural Relativism Renowned philosopher Peter Singer once said: “...from a still larger point of view, my society is just one among other societies, and the interests of members of my society are no more important, from that larger perspective, than the similar interests of members of other societies… Taking the impartial element in ethical reasoning to its logical conclusion means, first, accepting that we ought to have equal concern for all human beings." What Singer is saying...

    Anthropology, Chinua Achebe, Cultural relativism 2298  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Cultural Differences Argument for Moral Relativism

    Ruth Villagra The Cultural Differences Argument for Moral Relativism. Moral Relativism is generally used to describe the differences among various cultures that influence their morality and ethics. According to James Rachels, because of moral relativism there typically is no right and wrong and briefly states : “Different cultures have different moral codes.” (Rachels, 18) Various cultures perceive right and wrong differently. What is considered right in one society could be considered wrong...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 1311  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 argument. The main idea of cultural relativism is that "Different cultures have different moral codes" (Rachels 652). This means that there is no thing as ‘universal truth', and what is right or...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 635  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 Lee, a social anthropologist living with the tribe, experiences a misunderstanding that almost caused him to pack his belongings and leave the bushmen which were the subject of his study...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 824  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural Universals

    have chosen to write about why cultural universals pose a problem for moral relativism in this paper. I will begin by defining cultural universals (CU). Then, I will cite examples of such theory and continue by applying them to situations in which these similarities can be seen. Next, I will discuss how we can convince ourselves that a given standard of behavior is in fact a cultural universal. I will then define moral relativism as well as provide examples of cultural differences that are often...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 1060  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism in Business

    Topic: Cultural Relativism In Business Submitted to: Mr. Mehmood Ul Hassan Khalil Submitted by: Waqas Shehzad Class: BBA 5D Cultural Relativism: Cultural relativism is the view that all beliefs are equally valid and that truth itself is relative, depending on the situation, environment, and individual. Those who hold to cultural relativism hold that all religious, ethical, aesthetic, and political beliefs are completely relative to the individual within a cultural identity. Cultural relativism...

    Anthropology, Applied ethics, Business ethics 1577  Words | 5  Pages

  • James Rachels' Death and Dying

    James Rachels' Death and Dying James Rachels is one of the most controversial philosophers talked about in today's society. One of his most talked about topics is whether a person has a right to die or not. Not much is known about Rachels expect for the many articles and books he has written. In the controversy of letting a person die or killing him, he does not try to explain which method is good and which method is bad. He however tries to explain why they both are bad to a certain degree...

    Death, Euthanasia, Final Exit 1762  Words | 5  Pages

  • Ethnocentrism & Cultural Relativism: the Continuum

    the world of cultural studies, there is a balance. There is a balance, especially, in the continuum of the relationship between the concepts of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism is defined as “a point of view that one’s own way of life is to be preferred above all others” (Rosado). This is an interesting viewpoint on life, contrasted by the definition of cultural relativism, which is the view that “values that are established by a culture are relative to the cultural ambiance out...

    Anthropology, Critical thinking, Cultural relativism 783  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 standard that can be used to judge one societal code better than another; 3) The moral code of our own society has no special status; it is merely one among many; 4) There is no "universal truth"...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 484  Words | 2  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism Theory and Virtue ethics

    period of week 1 and week 6. Paper must be between 2 and 3 pages (excluding cover page, annexes, and reference page). Cultural Relativism Theory Cultural Relativism Theory is morality that differs in every society, and is a convenient term for socially approved habits. It is also the oldest philosophical theory that speaks about the nature of morality. Cultural relativism theory claims that different cultures have different moral codes and nothing is there or an objective standard that can judge...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 1633  Words | 5  Pages

  • Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism

    contrast ETHNOCENTRISM and CULTURAL RELATIVISM. Discuss how you have experienced OR witnessed both concepts in our American Society. Ethnocentrism is viewing your own culture as more superior than any other culture, that all other groups are measured in relation to one’s own. Ethnocentrism can lead to cultural misinterpretation and it often distorts communication between human beings. + while cultural relativism is "the concept that the importance of a particular cultural idea varies from one society...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 666  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism

    are two perfect examples of real life accounts of the problems that they face in the field, and it is found that in order for anthropologists to be able to truly study a certain culture, they must understand the meanings of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism. Ethnocentrism must be understood so that it can be avoided, because it is the belief in the superiority of one’s own ethnic group, which could ultimately make it very difficult to truly study and learn about a culture if you are constantly...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 881  Words | 3  Pages

  • Anthropology and Cultural Relativism

    cultures in the contemporary world where people and goods constantly (but not freely) move? How such cultures are daily being reproduced, commented upon and criticized, transformed, or newly produced? This course will introduce the field of socio-cultural anthropology through the exploration of some of its central topics, methods and theories. We refuse to see “culture” as a bounded “thing” in a particular place or as a fixed and timeless characteristic of a certain group of people. Instead, we...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 1630  Words | 7  Pages

  • Ethical Reasoning for and Against Cultural Relativism

    Cultural Relativism Introduction According to www.gotquestions.org/cultural-relavitsim, cultural relativism is the view that all beliefs, customs, and ethics are related to the social norms and culture that one comes from. In other words, right and wrong or good and bad are culture-specific, meaning that what is reflected moral in one society may be reflected immoral in another. Therefore, since no collective standard of morality subsists, no one has the right to judge another society’s customs...

    Anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 844  Words | 3  Pages

  • Are There Universal Moral Requirements and Is Some Morals Known as Universally Wrong? Challenges to Relativism

    ARE THERE UNIVERSAL MORAL REQUIREMENTS AND IS SOME MORALS UNIVESRALLY KNOWN AS WRONG? CHALLENGES TO RELATIVISM Heidi Derflinger SOC 120 June 13, 2011 ARE THERE UNIVERSAL MORAL REQUIREMENTS AND IS SOME MORALS UNIVERSALLY KNOWN AS WRONG? CHALLENGES TO RELATIVISM Imagine you are a philosopher/thinker, attending a conference where the following questions arise; Are there universal moral requirements? Are there some morals universally known as wrong? One philosopher, Lenn Goodman argues that there...

    Cultural relativism, Ethics, Moral 1034  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism and Whistleblowing

    Explain using the ethics of cultural relativism the advantages and disadvantages of whistle blowing Cultural relativism is the principle regarding the beliefs, values, and practices of a culture from the viewpoint of that culture itself (Chegg.com: 2012). It is the concept that the importance of a particular cultural idea varies from one society or societal subgroup to another and that ethical and moral standards are relative to what a particular society or culture believes to be good or bad, right...

    Business ethics, Cultural relativism, Culture 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Moral Relativism

    Moral Relativism: An Evaluation The world is becoming an increasingly smaller place, culturally speaking. The modern world has more bridges to other cultures and ways of thinking than ever before. This phenomenon is due largely to the advent of the internet, global industry, and increased travel for business and pleasure to opposite corners of the world. This “global village” we live in introduces the average person to more cultural, and seemingly moral, differences than previous generations...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 1544  Words | 5  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism and Child Labor

    Cultural Relativism and Child Labor Child Labor The use of child labor in developing nations is not a moral issue, it is a cultural one. International corporations should not let the moral argument or current legislation such as the Child Labor Deterrence Act (CLDA) influence how and where they conduct operations. Grounded in what appears as legitimate concern for children, proposed legislation such as the CLDA hinder the potential growth and progress of developing nations by limiting the number...

    Culture, Cyprus, Developed country 2627  Words | 7  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism: Women and the Taliban Rules

    Cultural Relativism: Women and the Taliban rules Yohanna Escamilla National Distance Education University- UNAD Abstract In cultural relativism, moral concepts are legitimate only to the extent that they reflect the habits and attitudes of a given culture. That is, ethical standards are specific to a particular culture, and any cross-cultural comparison is meaningless. What is considered unethical in one culture might be quite acceptable in another, even though the same moral principle...

    Afghanistan, Anthropology, Cultural relativism 1232  Words | 4  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism and Ethnocentrism

    Tiffany Rutschman Professor Rajan Pant Sociology - 122 Cultural Relativism and Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism in itself is somewhat a self-feeding machine of ignorance. Though it can be excused in some contexts, in a society standpoint, it is a paper-thin excuse veiled in hate. Having only the knowledge of your own country, in a day in age where anyone has access to multiple media sources of various information, is in-excusable. Ethnocentrism was a huge contributor in the September 11th terrorist...

    Attack!, Cultural relativism, Culture 1125  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural Challenges of Doing Business

    Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Cultural Challenges of Doing Business MMPBL/501 Forces Influencing Business in the 21st Century University of Phoenix July 20, 2008 Executive Summary A major challenge of doing business internationally is to adapt effectively to different culture. Such adaptation requires an understanding of cultural diversity, perceptions, stereotypes, and values (Hodgetts & Luthans, 2006). In this paper I will analyze some of the challenges and rewards in doing business...

    Chicago, Culture, Czech Republic 1153  Words | 4  Pages

  • “the Strengths of Cultural and Ethical Relativism Outweigh Their Weaknesses” - Discuss

    “The strengths of cultural and ethical relativism outweigh their weaknesses” - discuss. Cultural relativism is the concept that what is right or wrong varies according to the beliefs of each culture. Within different cultures we may observe that what we believe is morally wrong, they see as a normal thing, such as how many muslims believe that chopping off the hand is the correct punishment for stealing, where as in my culture this would be seen as simply barbaric. Because there are so many different...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 1232  Words | 4  Pages

  • James Rachels

    James Rachels argues against theories of selfishness that the psychological egoists maintain. He challenges the view that everyone always does what he or she wants by showing that we often dounpleasant tasks for the future pleasures or from obligation. Altruism is recognized as not acting in self interest. He also clears up the confusions that selfishness and self interest share the same meaning. *Psychological egoists argue that we always do what we want to do. Rachel says that is questionable and...

    Altruism, Egoism, Ethical egoism 745  Words | 2  Pages

  • An Exposition on James Rachels: “Does Morality Depend on Religion?”

    An Exposition on James Rachels: “Does Morality Depend on Religion?” James Rachels argues that morality and religion are separate entities. He states that “morality is a matter of reason and conscience, not religious faith” and that “right and wrong are not defined in terms of God’s will.”i He uses the Divine Command Theory, the Theory of Natural Law, and the use of religious scripture and tradition to establish how and where the two subjects are separated. Rachels believes that there is a...

    Ethics, Faith, God 1038  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cross Cultural Challenges to Communication

    Cross-Cultural Challenges to Communication Hello everyone, At first we should ask us, why is this topic so important? Many consultants, authors and writers of textbooks discuss the need to understand other cultures because we live in a 'global village'. In 1870 Jules Verne wrote 'Around the world in eighty days'; astronauts can now make the trip in under 80 minutes, while the Internet user does it in a mere eight seconds. The media has given us a taste for the countries, and the cost of modern...

    Communication, Cross-cultural communication, Cultural anthropology 937  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ethical Cultural Relativism

    2-28-05 Ethics Ethical Cultural Relativism I will begin with defining Ethical Cultural Relativism. Ethical Cultural Relativism is an ethical theory that denies the existence of universal moral truths. It claims that right and wrong must be defined variously, based on differences in cultural norms and ideas. It specifically states moral right and wrong are “relative to” one’s society and time in history, not absolute across time and cultures (Pen,19) Ethical Cultural Relativist believes in three...

    Anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 4587  Words | 12  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism and Global Values: the Median That Works

    Cultural Relativism and Global Values The Median That Works Universal values and human rights are abstractions that are considered by many as little more than a romantic concept. Those who would like to believe in a set of universal values find that they either can not find enough evidence for, or that there is too much evidence against such values. Cultural relativism, a relatively new idea in political science that has its origins in anthropology, is the major evidence and argument against...

    Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 1498  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Cultural Challenges That Europe Is Facing Now

    The cultural challenges that Europe is facing now [Name of Writer] [Name of Institution] The cultural challenges that Europe is facing now Introduction Almost one third of the population in Europe within thirty five years of age has a colonist background. This is not the only however a significant cause of cultural and linguistic diversity in the entire systems of Europe, specifically the educational system. These systems, unfortunately, in the past, did not fairly adapt to cultural diversity...

    Europe, European Union, German language 973  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 or another oppressive, harmful phenomenon of your choice. Objectives examined: * Describe what is meant by ethnocentrism and cultural relativism * Interpret the ethical issues faced by anthropologists...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 473  Words | 2  Pages

  • Issue Today: Universalism Versus Cultural Relativism

    Issues Today: Universalism vs. Cultural Relativism One of the most pertinent issues of the past twenty years has been the conflict between two different ideologies of human rights on a national scale, universalism, and cultural relativism. Universalism holds that more “primitive” cultures will eventually evolve to have the same system of law and rights as Western cultures. Cultural relativists hold an opposite, but similarly rigid viewpoint, that a traditional culture is unchangeable. In universalism...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 729  Words | 3  Pages

  • Is Moral Relativism justified by the Cultural Differences Argument?

    questioned with lack of knowledge, just as if any other scholarly subject wasn’t studied such as math or English. Albert Camus once stated, “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” According to Benedict’s “A Defense of Moral Relativism,” every culture has to draw a line between what is normal and what is abnormal. The line between normality and abnormality has to be distinguished in order to understand others in that same culture. For example, noises that people in American culture...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 770  Words | 2  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism vs. Ethnocentism - Which Is More Objective?

    ultimately subjective, as our perceptions of cultural differences are shaped largely by our immersion in our own culture. An ethnocentric approach stems from judging an alternate culture in relation to one's own pre-conceived cultural values, held to be superior; the parallax phenomenon, the inability to escape our own biases, prevents objective analysis of different cultures. A cultural relativist maintains the post-modernist view that there is no moral or cultural high-ground with which to judge one culture...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 1129  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 of morality exists, no one has the right to judge another society’s customs. Cultural relativism is widely accepted in modern anthropology. Cultural relativists believe that all cultures are worthy...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 580  Words | 2  Pages

  • Ethics and Cultural Differences Argument

    existence of God can be highly moral? Why or why not? Rachels 1. What cultural practice of the Callatians shocked the Greeks? What did Darius think about the differences between these two cultures? 2. What does a cultural relativist believe about universal moral truth? 3. What is the “cultural differences argument?” 4. Does Rachels think the cultural differences argument is sound? Why or why not? 5. According to the cultural relativist, which society is morally superior: a society...

    Cultural relativism, Deontological ethics, Ethics 1137  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Screwtape Letters and Subjective Relativism

    describe how to corrupt a person’s soul. The most important idea is that when lower the standard of self-regulation step by step with subjective relativism, the self-regulation will be too low without any awareness, which means the victim does not even know his spirit was corrupted and he always think what he did is right. The key point is that subjective relativism, view that an action is morally right if a person approves of it, would be dangerous. When comparing this theory with the management environment...

    Cultural relativism, Moral relativism, Morality 1614  Words | 4  Pages

  • Cultural Relativity

    Cultural relativity is the process to understand 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 society. And since there is no something as “universal standard of morality”, therefore we have to use the culture’s own value system to judge the culture. It is closely related to ethical relativism, which is to judge...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 1134  Words | 3  Pages

  • Key Challenges in Cross Cultural Management

    Introduction The topic of cross-cultural management is becoming increasingly popular. As more and more organizations expand globally, people from culturally diverse backgrounds have recognized the need to work together effectively by learning to be culturally sensitive. Although it appears that managing virtual teams is more complex than managing traditionally aligned teams, success of virtual teams in software fields would suggest otherwise. This paper focuses on the interactions of people...

    Cross-cultural, Cross-cultural communication, Culture 1062  Words | 4  Pages

  • Legal, Cultural, and Ethical Challenges Paper

    Legal, Cultural, and Ethical Challenges Paper University of Phoenix MGT/448 Jamal B Ibrahim February 07, 2011 Legal, Cultural, and Ethical Challenges Paper As the United States economy waxes and wanes, commerce in the workplace changes to create new ideas for more and better sales. Global outreach for company expansion has taken the new economic conditions by storm for the consumer and American corporations. Company core values are built on the foundation of ones ideas and broadcast...

    Business, Business ethics, Corporation 885  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism

    other cultures and societies should be doing things the way that we do them. But, what 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. Cultural relativism is the view that no society or culture is better than or superior to another culture when...

    Anthropology, Civilization, Cultural relativism 434  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Curious Case of Fauziya Kassindja

    she was in harm’s way. They claim that Cultural Relativism helps them to prove that by not helping they are being more culturally aware and conscious. In this paper I will prove that giving the young girl asylum was the best choice and that when someone seeks help, it is ok to interfere in other culture’s customs and rituals. The story of Fauziya Kassindja can be found in The Elements of Moral Philosophy which was written by James Rachels. James Rachels has written many books on philosophy and...

    Anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 1860  Words | 5  Pages

  • Relativism and Morality

    Relativism and morality Is it ethical? Will it be right? Is it a small sacrifice for the betterment of the future? All these questions do not have exact answers. You can never give a straight cut answer to all the above questions. You can never exactly say that a particular thing is completely right or completely wrong. All this varies from people to people and culture to culture. Individual personalities have different philosophies...

    Abuse, Ethics, Human rights 1705  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas

    RUNNING HEAD: THE CULTURAL CHALLENGES OF DOING BUSINESS OVERSEAS The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas Cristal Mitchell University of Phoenix Introduction To the average person, the idea of opening a pizza franchise in the Czech Republic sounds odd. Here's what's interesting: the franchising sector in the Czech Republic is steadily growing and the concept of franchising is becoming familiar to an increasing number of companies and individuals (www.factbook.net). American...

    Czech language, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia 1320  Words | 4  Pages

  • Universal Moral Wrongs and Relativism

    Universal Moral Wrongs and Relativism Lori-Ann Racki SOC120- Intro to Ethics and Social Responsibility Dr. Megan Reid November 12, 2012 Universal Moral Wrongs and Relativism In the article “Some Moral Minima”, Lenn Goodman argues that there are certain moral wrongs that are universal. He describes four areas he believes are areas of universal moral wrongs in detail. Morality has been an issue that many societies all over the world have...

    Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics 1264  Words | 4  Pages

  • Cultural Relativism (Polygamy)

    CULTURAL RELATIVISM The idea of cultural relativism started from the society. From the society it turns out to be a symbol of that particular area and become mass/universal. According to Rachel (p.18) says " These customs cannot be said to be "correct" or incorrect, "for that implies that we have an independent standard of right and wrong by which they may judge". In a simple word cultural relativism is there is no answer for what is right and what is wrong, to judge this issue we have to know...

    Anthropology, Cultural relativism, Culture 499  Words | 2  Pages

  • James Rachels

    The philosopher James Rachels has an argument that shows that the distinction between acts and omissions is not as helpful as it looks. Consider these two cases: •Smith will inherit a fortune if his 6 year old cousin dies. •One evening Smith sneaks into the bathroom where the child is having his bath and drowns the boy. •Smith then arranges the evidence so that it looks like an accident. •Jones will inherit a fortune if his 6 year old cousin dies. •One evening Jones sneaks into the bathroom where...

    Doctor Who, Ethics, KILL 551  Words | 2  Pages

  • Ethical Relativism

    11346155 Ethical Relativism 1/31/13 Is Ethics universal? Is it wrong to steal from someone regardless of what the culture you are in says on the matter? What about funeral customs? Is there a right or wrong way to deal with the bodies of those who have died? Some philosophers believe that there is no universal right or wrong and that the correct way to do things is based on what the morals of individual cultures say. Others, such as James Rachels, believe that there is a universal code of...

    Cultural relativism, Ethics, Moral psychology 765  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas

    The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas MBA/501 Dr. Ellen Szarleta-Instructor August 27, 2006 The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas Introduction For an American company to be successful overseas with business ventures they have to take risks in making business decisions which can be challenging. Steve Kafka, an American of Czech origin and a franchisor for Chicago Style Pizza, has decided to expand his business into the Czech Republic. He knows it is a risky decision;...

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