Ethical (Moral) Relativism
In Ethical Theory, Relativism is the descriptivist
position which holds that there are no
objective moral principles or codes.
Moral or Ethical Relativism holds that all normative assessments of actions and agents
are subject to a point of view. There are two general forms of Ethical Relativism:
- Subjectivism - holds
that each individual moral agent is the arbiter of obligation.
- Conventionalism - holds
that moral assessment is determined by the agreement of a society (however that is constured).
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