Let cultural relativism be characterized by the following set of statements:
For each of the following statements or sets of statements, ascertain whether
|statement / set of statements
|What’s right in the United States is not necessarily right in China.
|What’s right in the United States is also necessarily right in China.
|There is something right in the U.S. that is also right in China.
|Different cultures have different moral beliefs.
Different cultures have different moral beliefs.
If different cultures have different moral beliefs, then cultural relativism is true.
|Moral truth is relative to each individual: what’s right for you is not necessarily right for me, and vice versa.
|The customs of one culture cannot be compared, morally, with the customs of any other culture.
|The customs of contemporary America are morally better than those of North Korea.
|Our own culture is not morally perfect: our customs have some room for improvement.
|In every society, the way people figure out what’s right and wrong is by consulting the customs of that society.
|The customs of contemporary America are morally better than those of early nineteenth-century America.
|The customs of contemporary America are the same as those of early nineteenth-century America.
|It is virtuous to be tolerant and open-minded about other cultures’ ways of doing things.
|If you judge another culture to have immoral practices, that does not mean you have to forcefully intervene.