The Challenge of Cultural Relativism
Read James Rachels, The Challenge of Cultural Relativism (pp. 421-433) in the SECOND section of your course text.
While Rachels appreciates the value of being open and thoughtful in response to cultural diversity of opinion regarding morals, he gives a number of reasons why it is not philosophically viable to extend such openness into a full-blown relativism -about the nature of morality.”
Your essay should consist of two parts, the first of which describes Rachels’ position. and the second one evaluates it philosophically. The essay must not exceed 1500 words. Grading criteria:
From a literary and grammatical point of view, the essay should be almost entirely free of mistakes.