ethical relativism

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ethical relativism

the belief that morality is relative to the society where it exists and that its criticism and evaluation are irrelevant. Cf. relativism.
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'Societies should resist the slide into moral relativism. There isn't more than one legitimate point of view about mass killing,' he said.
Otherwise, we shall fall into moral relativism and subjectivism-and that would be tantamount to a denial of morality itself.
An insidious campaign of political correctness and moral relativism has conquered our intellectuals, our media, our academia, our politics and our society.
Moral relativism refers to the degree to which students believe that moral rules are not derived from universal principles but exist as a function of time, culture, and place.
The 34 papers discuss such topics as the non-dualizing rhetoric: some preliminary remarks, the objectivity of epistemic values and the argument from immersion, realism about the identity and individuality of conscious beings, whether there is a plurality of true moralities: tracing truth in moral relativism, and whether it is possible to piece together a coherent account of the "person" from the writings of Wittgenstein.
Mr Nuttall said: "If the terrible events of the spring and early summer 2017 mark a genuine turning-point in political attitudes the moment when moral relativism and political correctness are ushered off the stage and a new muscular nononsense approach takes their place then we will have a better chance of preventing another Manchester or indeed another London Bridge in the future."
Anti-semitism is, unfortunately a problem and, while criticism of some of the policies of the present Israeli government is legitimate, the moral relativism which singles out Israel for criticism while ignoring terrible events in the region and elsewhere is totally unacceptable.
He insists that European political correctness and decadent moral relativism make it impossible to address this threat.
Here, Brady lays out his theories of moral relativism, all of which take for granted an individual's ability to reject the dominant standards of society in favor of self-interests, no matter how depraved.
In Chapter 3, "Moral Relativism," Kowalski explains this example of ethical theory by showing that morality is related to the group that is interpreting it.
Samir warns of a "growing clash of civilizations" with the rise of Islamic extremist against the moral relativism of the West.
The disgraced hero at the center of one of the most compelling rise-and-fall narratives in recent years gets exhaustive and penetrating documentary treatment in "The Armstrong Lie." Focusing primarily on the past four years of Lance Armstrong's life--from his 2009 post-retirement comeback bid to his recent admission that he had used performance-enhancing drugs, despite vehement denials over the course of his extraordinary career--director Alex Gibney delivers not just a detailed, full-access account of his subject, in all his defiance, hubris and tentative self-reckoning, but also a layered inquiry into the culture of competitiveness, celebrity, moral relativism and hypocrisy that helped enable and sustain his deception.