Ethical Relativism

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The altering of rules of ethics in research and health care, based on the circumstances which may not allow absolutely ethical decisions to be made
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The "Philosophies of Law in Conflict" poster features two columns of principles or precepts intended to show the contrast between legal philosophies based on moral absolutes and moral relativism.
Perhaps the weakest chapter is that on Moral Relativism.
When Prayer Fails speaks quite clearly as well to Bork's and others' concerns about the social malady of moral relativism and their blanket prescriptions for religious obedience.
Below this text is a statement that says he believes in moral absolutes such as the Commandments rather than moral relativism such as the Humanist Manifesto.
Conseqentialism, essentially denies objective truth and leads to moral relativism.
We will have to become more and more used to religious pluralism, with respect for the others, without falling into doctrinal or moral relativism," Patriarch Daniel said at the Conference of European Churches.
This very compact summary of how relativism has developed is followed by a taxonomy of the various kinds of relativism that have emerged in the modern world--relativism of "things," of "the mind and senses," "cognitive relativism," "ethical and/or moral relativism," and "cultural relativism.
Zilioli's principal evidence for Protagoras' moral relativism consists in Zeus' bestowal of justice and shame on humankind at Protagoras 322c.
Coun Davies is guilty of the moral relativism that so many on the left exhibit.
Contrast the high street herd with the punters you meet loafing about online, in the betting forums, who over the last few weeks have been thrashing out moral relativism, evolutionary theory and the ethics of markets.
Most major newspapers and news magazines, political pundits, and social analysts in the United States have heralded, in ever more ominous tones, our society's seemingly inevitable slide into moral relativism.
Without this discipline, principles-based ethics can deteriorate into moral relativism, a totally intuitive approach to ethical behavior that lacks both consistency and effectiveness.