What is moral relativism? Moral relativism says that 1 there are no objective normative facts, and 2 what is right or wrong is relative to particular societies or persons, or moral frameworks or perspectives. For example, clitoridectomy, the mutilation of the sexual organ of a young female, is practiced in certain communities in Africa and the Middle East. It causes a lot of pain and often has long term psychological and health consequences.
Youth Soc. Socialization for sexual and contraceptive behavior: moral absolutes versus relative consequences. Thompson E. PIP: The intended and unintended effects of adolescent exposure to 2 dominant socialization strategies for preventing adolescent premarital pregnancy are considered. The moral absolutes strategy, which focuses on preventing premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents, is represented by the preceived premarital sexual permisiveness of parents and friends, religiosity and sex guilt. The relative consequences strategy, which emphasizes the prevention of pregnancy among unmarried sexually active adolescents, is represented by contraceptive discussion and perceived access to contraceptive services. The relations between adolescents exposure to each strategy and their sexual and contraceptive attitudes and behavior were examined from July to June via telephone interviews with adolescents aged 14 to
Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. January Learn how and when to remove this template message Moral absolutism is an ethical view that all actions are intrinsically right or wrong.
Back to Top Moral Absolutism is the ethical belief that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, regardless of the context of the act. Thus, actions are inherently moral or immoral, regardless of the beliefs and goals of the individual, society or culture that engages in the actions. It holds that morals are inherent in the laws of the universe, the nature of humanity, the will of God or some other fundamental source. It is related to, but not the same as, Moral Realism the position that certain acts are objectively right or wrong, independent of human opinion , and to Moral Universalism the position that there is a universal ethic which applies to all people, regardless of culture, race, sex, religion, nationality, sexuality or other distinguishing feature. Immanuel Kant was a prominent promoter of Moral Absolutism, and his formulation of the deontological theory of the Categorical Imperative was essentially absolutist in nature.