Cultural Relativism This system asserts that an action is right if one’s culture approves of it. Moral rightness and wrongness are relative to cultures. So, culture A cannot judge culture B by culture A’s moral standards. To each his own. Subjective Relativism The subjective relativist…
TERMINOLOGY Verbiage related to where a person stands on the issues of abortion has become insanely politicized. Terms like “pro-life,” “pro-choice,” “anti-choice,” etc. have become lobbying brands more than moral positions. So, for the purposes of discussion in this course, let us employ simple…
Defining ethics and drawing distinctions between morality and legality.
Examining the moral implications of the death penalty.
Identifying and defining types of evil and how each relates to morality.
Defining the concepts and examining arguments favoring each as the dominant force in human life.
The moral high ground places the value of human life above ego and appearance.
A short example of how the earliest of thinkers is still relevant in the twenty-first century.