What would a subjective moral relativist say about what this doctor is doing? Do you agree with the subjective moral relativist? Why or why not?
Examine what a cultural moral relativist would say here. Do you agree with the cultural relativist? Why or why not?
Name and evaluate general criticisms of cultural relativism as being the wrong moral approach.
Is there an objective moral truth about any of the possible actions by the nurse and/or doctor in this case? Why or why not?
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
be discussing ethics, particularly subjective relativism and cultural relativism.
Some key concepts to pay attention to include ethics, relativism, and morals. We will also examine if there are objective moral truths as opposed to only personal beliefs and claims. More importantly, we will discuss how we live in a multicultural society and how we might confront various ethical views as differing cultures can express differing moral views. At the same time, we will also examine if there are certain moral truths that all cultures must accept. Remember, to express those differences in an amiable way?
Along with your textbook reading for the week, below is a link to some additional readings to consider about ethics and cultural relativism. Also, you can find helpful tips with mechanics of style in the seventh edition of the APA manual beginning on page 153.