Compose a brief essay of at least 400 words but no more than 600 words
Compose a brief essay of at least 400 words but no more than 600 words (not including your references list) on the following topic, referring to and critiquing relevant ideas from at least three of the Week 5 readings as you develop your thoughts: What moral guide should American society use for making moral decisions, moral absolutism, moral relativism, or something in between? Make an argument for your stance.
Note 1: No matter what stance you take, it is recommended that you make one of your three chosen readings the essay by Ruth Benedict, as her essay has been hugely influential in the social sciences and in the therapeutic community in America.
Note 2: While it is easier to defend a middle-ground position that either strict moral absolutism or moral relativism, nonetheless, it is possible to create a good argument for any position along the spectrum between absolutism and relativism.
Write in essay form (that is, in paragraphs, not in bullet points). Be as specific and precise as you can be. Use the Discussion Board Grading Rubric in the Assignments area to guide your thoughts on what constitutes a high-quality essay.