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PHI 107: Introduction to Ethics

PHI 107: Introduction to Ethics
John Doe
Allied American University

Author Note This paper was prepared for PHI 107: Introduction to Ethics, Check Your Understanding Module 3 taught by Steven Klein.

Directions: Please provide detailed and elaborate responses to the following questions. Your responses should include examples from the reading assignments. Each response should be at least one half of one page in length and utilize APA format.

1. What is the difference between a moral judgment and an aesthetic judgment?
· The difference between moral judgment and an aesthetic judgment is that moral judgment determines what is considered right or wrong based on one’s feelings, which is influenced mainly by religious beliefs and upbringing. Aesthetic judgment, on the other hand, judges the beauty and status of objects.

2. Define cultural relativism.
· Cultural relativism is a theory that knowledge is related to the limited nature of mind and conditions of knowing. It focuses on what is considered right or wrong as judged by different cultures, and also focuses on the differences involving social mores, customs, religions, practices, moral codes, traditions, and attitudes from one culture to another.

3. Describe the problems with cultural relativism. In light of its problems, are there any valuable insights the theory brings to moral theorizing?
· One problem with cultural relativism is that it may support intolerance for one’s culture, even though it is thought of being able to teach tolerance for other cultures. However, in light of its problems, cultural relativism can teach having respect for cultural values.

4. What is a moral saint?
· A moral saint is defined as a person who is always, or almost always acting to improve the well-beings of others and society. They seek to...

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