I've got no time for those who say this is a culturally relative
issue – it is wrong, full stop, and we've got to stamp it out.
concepts of humanity include life stories, discussion of the ethics of human organ sales in a Hindu context, and kinship as a model for viewing women's humanity/rights in the Muslim Middle East.
The topics include whether information ethics is culturally relative
, protecting privacy on the Web, business collaboration by privacy-preserving clustering, agricultural data mining in the 21st century, and basic principles of data mining.
More importantly and culturally relative
, because of long work hours, larger-than-average families and single-parent homes, other siblings and elderly adults frequently have a major responsibility for the care of younger children.
Berry, 1991) support attractiveness judgments as involving matching targets against culturally relative
, gender ideals (Adrian, 1999) which elicit initial physical attractiveness judgments.
Career and personal issues become intertwined in the reality of life in such a conception, because meaning is determined by each person from a culturally relative
Yet, viewing scientific truths as culturally relative
seems unsatisfactory when considering the universality of the human species.
He takes up the question of the definition of species, and then discusses the idea of "species loyalty," which, he argues, is a cultural artifact or kind of fiction--"a discursively created and supported set of beliefs, bound up in culturally relative
forms with other, more fundamental beliefs about the importance of life, relationships with some other beings, and taking responsibility as a moral agent" (p.
The idea that economic principles are culturally relative
confuses highly variable human practices with ones that are uniform across all borders.
Crime may be culturally relative
but some crimes exist the world over and some targets seem all too easy in any country.
And, as far as matters of morality or preserving Western values are concerned, Lynch agrees with the late Christopher Lasch, who saw America's commercial elites as increasingly detached from the traditional values of Western civilization and opting instead for the more cosmopolitan and culturally relative
outlook urged by the diversity machine.