​Explain the difference between cultural relativism and ethical relativism

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Explain the difference between cultural relativism and ethical relativism. Ensure that you explain what is the difference between a descriptive theory and what is a prescriptive theory. What are the strengths and weaknesses of ethical relativism? It is frequently presumed that one of the values of societies cherished by the ethical relativist would be tolerance. In what way does this actually undermine ethical relativism? Does Walker’s “Possessing the Secret of Joy” stand as a refutation of ethical relativism? Why or why not? Do you think ethical relativism is defensible? Why or why not? Be sure to use specific examples to defend your stance.

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Explain the difference between cultural relativism and ethical relativism. Ensure that you explain
what is the difference between a descriptive theory and what is a prescriptive theory. What are
the strengths and weaknesses of ethical relativism? It is frequently presumed that one of the
values of societies cherished by the ethical relativist would be tolerance. In what way does this
actually undermine ethical relativism? Does Walker’s “Possessing the Secret of Joy” stand as a
refutation of ethical relativism? Why or why not? Do you think ethical relativism is defensible?
Why or why not? Be sure to use specific examples to defend your stance.

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