(Videos 10 and 11 in Ethics Video Series)
Ethical Relativism can be a bit confusing on the surface. Ethical Relativism states that Ethics and morality are relative to the society and culture in which you live. For example, when in Rome do as the Romans. This, however, does not mean reality is a free for all, rather each culture dictates, the norms, values and ideals of it’s people and provides the ethical framework and standards by which they should live. Situational ethics or relativistic ethics, i.e. relativism are more akin to egoism than Ethical Relativism. This video starts with an objective overview and description of Ethical Relativism followed by a critique listing it’s pros and cons and then concluding with my personal evaluation.