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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 months ago

Could you clarify this issue on morality?

Is moral relativism the norm in western countries? Which type of morality is the I guess 'official' type? Because morality differs from culture to culture, different religions etc.


However, 'a knowing of what is right and wrong', differs depending on the person, culture, religion etc. There are universal morals I guess such as the fact murder is wrong but when then there are matters in which people differ.

6 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    Actually, I think acknowledgment of and compliance with morality are all that differ.  Morality itself is a body of reality like physics.

  • Dejair
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The government chooses the ethics for his people and territory. Ugly government = ugly official morality ; beautiful government = beautiful ethics for his citizens . As in the individuals the type of morality may to be improved, then also the ethics on the territory may to be updated .

    Intense love, profound peace, infinite gladness !

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A "moralist" posits a value system; today's example, class:  She may have a problem differentiating between social reality (e.g., evidential presence of white privilege) and unsubstantiated emo absolutism (not to mention individual responsibility of "victim class" members, etc.).  The clip takes about 45 seconds to load, and appears under the second paragraph, but it's priceless.  Understanding that crit think has absolutist stereotyping substituting for genuine thinking, crt (crit race "theory"), in a gramscian move due to class theory falsities, attempted to replace class with race, and as such it's mostly quite fraudulent.

  • 2 months ago

    nope, you should not be doing that.

    isnt it why you asked?

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  • 2 months ago

    Moralists believe morals are obvious, inescapable, universal, self-explanatory and self-justified.  But morals are never that simple.  Once you get past the obvious stuff (Thou shalt not kill), morality is not simple, it's complicated.

    There really is no 'official' version of morality, but moralists tend to believe their own morality is official and universal.  Even people drawing from the same moral tradition, e.g. Christians, don't agree completely.  We humans have a wonderful facility for rationalization.  We tend to make our decisions first and then go off looking for backup.

    So 'moral relativism' is redundant.  It's not possible to purge relativism from morals.

  • 2 months ago

    Morality is having a conscience, a knowing of what is right and wrong. There is a great empathy in morality. 

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