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How does the cultural relativism defines “good”? Which method does it follow for arriving at moral beliefs?Explain.

Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

7. How does the cultural relativism defines “good”? Which method does it follow for arriving at moral beliefs?Explain. (250 words)

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Why the question:

The question is premised on the concept of cultural relativism.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in detail how the cultural relativism defines “good” and which method does it follow for arriving at moral beliefs.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Define what you understand by Cultural relativism.

Body:

Cultural Relativism is of the view that moral or ethical systems, which vary from culture to culture, are all equally valid and no one system is really “better” than any other. This is based on the idea that there is no ultimate standard of good or evil, so every judgment about right and wrong is a product of society. Therefore, any opinion on morality or ethics is subject to the cultural perspective of each person.

It defines “good” as what is socially approved. Ultimately, this means that no moral or ethical system can be considered the “best,” or “worst,” and no particular moral or ethical position can actually be considered “right” or “wrong.”

Conclusion:

Conclude by stressing on the importance of it.