Cultural Relativism & Moral Skepticism – Quiz

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Cultural Relativism & Moral Skepticism Quiz

The key terms in this Cultural Relativism course include Moral Skepticism.


Mary Midgley argues that it is wrong to negatively judge the moral practices of another culture.

True

False


What does Mary Midgley say about a rational person making legitimate, negative moral judgments?

It is not rationally possible

Is easy to do.

It is a necessity

It is morally wrong


What is the definition of “moral skepticism?”

Skepticism is, itself, an immoral belief.

The truth about right and wrong is created by agreements.

We cannot know the truth about what is right and wrong.

There is no objective truth about what is right and wrong.


Ruth Benedict appeals to the fact that there are different moral practices among different people and cultures to show that “normality” is culturally defined.

True

False


The author of the skepticism article (Stuart Rachels) agrees that the ‘Diversity argument’ is a good argument that should lead us to adopt moral skepticism.

True

False


Mary Midgley argues that it IS possible to understand another culture well enough to offer moral judgments about that culture’s practices.

True

False


Benedict uses the example/illustration of homosexuality to provide evidence for something; what is she trying to prove?

Homosexuality has been given an honorable role in some societies.

Homosexuality does not exist in most societies

That Homosexuality is considered abnormal in all cultures.

Homosexuality is caused by cultural conditions.


Mary Midgley argues that it is wrong to negatively judge the moral practices of another culture.

True

False


What does Mary Midgley say about a rational person making legitimate, negative moral judgments?

It is not rationally possible

Is easy to do.

It is a necessity

It is morally wrong


What is the definition of “moral skepticism?”

Skepticism is, itself, an immoral belief.

The truth about right and wrong is created by agreements.

We cannot know the truth about what is right and wrong.

There is no objective truth about what is right and wrong.


Ruth Benedict appeals to the fact that there are different moral practices among different people and cultures to show that “normality” is culturally defined.

True

False


The author of the skepticism article (Stuart Rachels) agrees that the ‘Diversity argument’ is a good argument that should lead us to adopt moral skepticism.

True

False


Mary Midgley argues that it IS possible to understand another culture well enough to offer moral judgments about that culture’s practices.

True

False


Benedict uses the example/illustration of homosexuality to provide evidence for something; what is she trying to prove?

Homosexuality has been given an honorable role in some societies.

Homosexuality does not exist in most societies

That Homosexuality is considered abnormal in all cultures.

Homosexuality is caused by cultural conditions.


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