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WGU Ethics IV

Modern Ethical Theories

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Main premise of the cultural differences arguement for moral relativism Different societies have opposing moral standards
Shared cultural practice by all societies Caring for the young
Not-shared cultural practice by all societies Not eating beef
Shared cultural practice by all societies Not commiting murder
Shared cultural practice by all societies Telling the truth
Not-shared cultural practice by all societies Not commiting infanticide
Reflects theory of Cultural Relativism discourages intolerance of differing moral codes
Reflects theory of Cultural Relativism questions unreasoned assumptions about right and wrong
Reflects theory of Cultural Relativism encourages people to separate personal feelings from moral judgements
The essential revision to Simple Subjectivism offered by Emotivism Moral language is used to influence people's behavior
Psychological Egoist's interpretation of human motivation actions that appear to be altruistic are motivated by self-interest
Psychological Egoist's interpretation of human motivation actions are expressions of what makes one feel good
Psychological Egoism suggests motivates all human action people will do what they most want to do
Psychological Egoism suggests motivates all human action People will do the things necessary in order to feel good
Claim against Ethical Egoism unjustifyably claims that ones individual's interest are more important than the interests of other people
Claim against Ethical Egoism incorrectly assumes that all moral judgements are the products of logic
Claim against Ethical Egoism Cannot help people resolve conflics among their interests
Created by: emartin