For next Monday, Oct. 7 [note change!], you are strongly encouraged to redo your writing assignment about what cultural relativism is and the arguments for and against the theory. Please use this template to organize your paper:
Please turn in your earlier version with your newer version.
Note: doing this well will result in your original grade being replaced with a new, better grade AND you will receive that number of points as extra credit points! :)
Here is the original assignment:
Please write a short paper on the topic of the moral theory known as moral or cultural relativism. Do not read anything else on these topics besides the Rachels EMP and the paragraphs on the theory in RTD. Please write a brief explanatory essay that follows the guidance suggested below and answers these questions:
1. What is the moral theory known as moral or cultural relativism?
2. What arguments does Rachels discuss for the conclusion that the moral theory known as moral or cultural relativism is false? Explain those arguments.
3. What arguments does Rachels discuss for the conclusion that the moral theory known as moral or cultural relativism is true? Explain those arguments.
4. Based on your understanding of what moral or cultural relativism is, and the arguments for the conclusion that the theory is true and the arguments that the theory is false, what do you believe about the theory? Do you think it's true, or that it's false? Explain.