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Ethical Relativism

Summary: Ethical relativism requires a need for tolerance and understanding of moral diversity. According to ethical relativism, one can not judge others' morals when they don't understand the culture. Just like everything else, morals evolve and change over time.
That arrangement that includes that there are no moral absolutes, no moral right and wrongs is that of ethical relativism. "For if one were to offer men to choose out of all the customs in the world such as seemed to them the best, they would examine the whole number, and end by preferring their own; so convinced are they that their own usages far surpass those of all others." This was first proposed by a Greek western historian Herodotus. To Herodotus and many other ethical relativists, right and wrong are based on social norms. People differ on what is morally acceptable and vary from culture to culture. Since there is no standard moral ethics that there can be no divine absolute ethic giver, or most commonly, "God" to say what is right and wrong for everyone. Ethical relativism requires a need for tolerance and understanding of moral...

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