Within this world that we live in, there is an enormous amount of people.

Within this world that we live in, there is an enormous amount of people.

Within this world that we live in, there is an enormous amount of people. Each of these people belong to different cultures and societies. Every society has its own traits and customs that make it unique. These societies follow different moral codes and issues. This means that they will have different answers to the moral questions asked by our own society. The Cultural Relativism theory puts forth the idea that what is morally right, is relative to the culture that it exists in. For this concept, one must first understand what morals are. Morals concern what is right and wrong. Right and wrong usually concern what is normal in a society. Many people would agree that what is “right” is moral, but there is much debate about what makes something right. Cultural relativists would argue that it is the cultural normality’s of a society itself, that makes an action morally right, while others would disagree and claim that there is a set of “universal moral codes” that people should live by. Still, others would point out that what is morally right and wrong can be determined only within the individual mind of a person. This disagreement in morality raises the question of where in the matter, the truth lies. What I am trying to bring about here is that every society has a different way of analyzing and dealing with life’s events, because of their cultural beliefs. This is assertion is known as Cultural Relativism. Cultural Relativism is the correct view of ethics. According to the dictionary Cultural Relativism is “an ethical theory that moral evaluation is rooted in and cannot be separated from the experience, beliefs, and behaviors of a particular culture, and hence, that what is wrong in one culture may not be so in another.” (DCPT 13) Now when we look at the subject of murder, it is probably the most common issue thought to be a moral absolute. Meaning, most people think it is wrong to kill another human being. In some are…


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