Essay Ethics: Ethics and Ethical Relativism

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Ethical Relativism has many definitions and has meaning different meanings when stated in theory in general by the following definition “In ethics, the belief that nothing is objectively right or wrong and that the definition of right or wrong depends on the prevailing view of a particular individual, culture, or historical period..”(The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 2005) Also can be viewed in three points of interest as well what is right for one person is not always right for another person, what is right in one person culture is not always right in another person culture, and moral principles are not always right or be the best fit for all types of people at all times and in all. The main point behind ethical relativism is that everyone is unique, everyone was reared differently and that everyone has a special story to tell about their lives and different styles we can learn from

Summary
Is about how each team member sees the point or definitions to ethical relativism and how it means to us definitions wise and how it has affected their lives in general.

Major Elements

The major elements of the theory or theories discussed in this chapter would be the theory of ethical judgments or more about cultural diversity and how the environmental conditions affect cultural diversity and how different societies have different morals because of the different belief systems. The difference to me and how they have affected me have been the following, I went to a private school and went to church with the same group of people so our morals and ideals were the same. We were not exposed to different cultural diversity in society growing up. So experiencing different styles such as cross dressers trans gender, people who used drugs, people who drank, and many countless other examples of people one may encounter. I went to a public college my first and almost went into shock because my morals and views of the world were challenged and changed a lot. I went from thinking that people who did not share my view were sinners. I began learning people are different and have be reared in different ways People come from all walks of life were fine to be around and get to know After being in school I learned that people come from all walks of life and have all different kinds of life experiences to share with everyone and when someone takes the time to stop and listen and not judge someone by the way they look and get to know someone for who they. I have learned to stop and listen to everyone and not to judge a book by its cover that everyone has life experiences that we can all learn from and that their cultural diversities can be a benefit to us all.

As we see, relativism is a trend or epistemological stance that rejects any absolute truth and defends the truth or validity of the trial in which truth is expressed depends on various circumstances. When this thinking applies to ethics is dependent necessarily good or bad in these circumstances. If there is no absolute truth cannot speak of absolute goodness sake. If truth is relative, so too will be all goodness. These circumstances may be multifarious giving rise to various types of relativism; always denies them the objective and universal validity of true knowledge and true. According to relativism, moral concepts, and rules depend on the particular individuals and the society they live in, i.e. good response means a disinterested feeling, and this feeling is not innate or instinctive but acquired in society which one lives. From the way this theory intersects my values is that I believe that truth is relative and cannot depend on what we do or see. Everyone thinks have the absolute truth, as everyone sees. Everyone thinks he owns the truth because that is all people knows. It comes with the idea of democracy, in which everyone has to respect the thinking of others. Among the key points of this theory are also different…