Humanities
GCU Ethical Relativism of Ancient Sophism & Contemporary Postmodernism PPT

Grand Canyon University

Question Description

Create a PowerPoint presentation with 12 to 15 slides that addresses the following points:

  1. Compare and contrast the ethical relativism of ancient Sophism (especially according to Thrasymachus) with that of contemporary postmodernism (especially according to Rorty).
  2. Assess one major strength and one major weakness of ethical relativism.
  3. Briefly illustrate an instance of contemporary ethical relativism contrasting with the Christian worldview.

In addition, create a title slide, reference slides, and slide notes that provide a detailed explanation.

Include two to three scholarly resources, textbooks and articles, and additional scholarly articles.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

1. Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics

Read Chapter 2 in Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/intervarsity-press/2011/beyond-bumper-sticker-ethics_an-introduction-to-theories-of-right-and-wrong_ebook_2e.php

2. The Story of Ethics

Read the Introduction, Chapter 1 (pages 5-11), and Chapter 5 in The Story of Ethics:Fulfilling Our Human Nature.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/pearson/2003/the-story-of-ethics_fulfilling-our-human-nature_ebook_1e.php

e-Library Resource

1. Callicles and Thrasymachus

Read "Callicles and Thrasymachus" by Barney from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2011).

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/callicles-thrasymachus/

2. Cultural Relativism

Read "Cultural Relativism" by Gindro from Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity & Culture(2003).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/sageukrace/cultural_relativism/0

3. Moral Relativism

"Relativism, Moral" by Callcut from Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voice (2013).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/sharpecw/relativism_moral/0

4. Postmodernism

Read "Postmodernism" by Chapman from Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voice (2010).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/sharpecw/postmodernism/0


Final Answer

Attached.

THE ETHICAL RELATIVISM OF
ANCIENT SOPHISM AND
CONTEMPORARY
POSTMODERNISM
COMPARING AND CONTRASTING BETWEEN THE TWO

RELATIVISM
According to Rorty Ethical Relativism is the view that every
belief on a certain topic or concerning any topic is as good as
every other topic. When the two are compared and contrasted
then the connection between the two can be narrowed down to
the fact of truth. They both have similar in describing the truth
and what it means.

RELATIVISM
This is the concept that shows that different points of view
have no absolute truth in ethical or validity. These points of
view mainly have relative, subjective value according to
differences in perception and consideration. According to
Rorty Relativists may infer that there is no such things as truth
since there are no external objective standards that are valid
for everyone.

ETHICAL RELATIVISM
In addition ethical relativist may use the word truth but in real
sense what is true to some may not be true to the other. It might
determine its path and direction according to the ruling preference
of the individual and acts but not mostly in humble way.
considering the ethical relativist and bearing in mind that it doesn’t
submit to an objective external truth then it might be concluded
that the decision of one is always the best.

DIFFERENCE OF ETHICAL
RELATIVISM
There are different categories under which these ethical
relativism fall under which they include true and false, right and
wrong and are mainly used to expressing ones opinion or agreed
upon community values. This contribute mostly to relativist doing
what she or...

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Rice University

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