This week we will discuss the Elements of Moral Philosophy chapter 1.
For next week, please read Elements of Moral Philosophy chapter 2.
The week following, we will have a quiz on all the material covered so far. More details on this soon.
For Monday, Feb. 11, your assignment is to read EMP Ch 2 and write an essay, in your own words, that provides answers to these questions:
1. What is the moral theory known as 'cultural relativism' or moral relativism, according to Rachels?
2. What arguments, according to Rachels, are given to think that this theory is true?
3. What arguments, according to Rachels, are given to think that this theory is false?
4. Explain whether you think the theory is true or false and why.
This essay should be entirely in your own words and based on your careful reading and attempting to understand Rachels. DO NOT SEARCH THE INTERNET FOR ANYTHING ON THIS TOPIC.
Like everything else, this should be submitted online through Turnitin and in hardcopy in class.