Can Moral Relativism Adequately Account for Ethics?
Rachels, Driver, and Regan all argue that moral relativism fails to adequately account for ethics. One common argument that they all make is that if relativism is true, then we cannot draw judgments about moral beliefs. Take, for instance, examples such as the holocaust, slavery, or apartheid. If relativism is true, then we cannot say that they were morally wrong actions or policies. Analyze each of the arguments that lay out this objection from each of the readings.
Draw an evaluative conclusion about these objections. Are these objections correct? Why or why not? Use lots of evidence and examples to support your position, and be sure to closely ground your response. Finally, how will your understanding of this critical change how you understand morality?