what is moral absolutism and relativism?

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Bellajay asked 3 months ago

please explain moral absolutism and relativism

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Bellajay answered 3 months ago

Moral Absolutism: Is an ethical view that all actions are intrinsically right or wrong. Stealing, for instance, might be considered to be always immoral, even if done for the wellbeing of others (eg, stealing food to feed a starving family) and even if it does in the end promote such a good. Moral absolutism stands in contrast to other normative ethical theories such as consequentialism, which holds that the morality (in the wide sense) of an act depends on the consequences or the context of the act. However, it means a political system in which total power is vested in a single individual or group of rulers. The military intervention on our democracy is a typical example.
Relativism: is the theory which stated that there are no absolute truths; truth is relative to the subject and can vary from person and from society to society. There are no universally valid moral principles and so there is no one true morality. All principles and values are relative to a particular culture and age. Truth is relative