Ethics and Relativism
Our text discusses
the challenge relativism presents to various ethical and religious viewpoints.
Consider a specific moral question which might make it difficult to accept the
relativist's response. State the moral issue involved, and provide an
explanation as to why you think a relativist might have a problem giving a
justified response to it. In addition, use one of the positive ethical theories
from the text to interpret the issue and how one should respond to this issue.
Do human beings
have any obligations to animals in terms of their treatment? If it is wrong to
treat animals cruelly, why is it not wrong to eat them? Explain if, and how,
you think humans can find a balance between treating animals ethically while
also raising them for food and for other reasons, such as the testing of