Ethical Pluralism and Relativism. Dr. Ching Wa Wong City University of Hong Kong [email protected] Part 1 Ethical Relativism. Cases to start with. Eating the dead: Ancient Greeks Vs Callatians Eskimo infanticide Stealing in Ik’s culture. Two types of ethical theories.
Personality (trait or type)
Genes (?)Determinants of moral values:
Part 2 relativism?
Why believe in cultural ethical relativism?
Part 3 relativism?
Objections to cultural relativism
Part 4 relativism?
An alternative approach to cultural differences:
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)