Moral relativism is a philosophical position which considers that "there are deep and widespread moral disagreements and a metaethical thesis that the truth or justification of moral judgments is not absolute, but relative to the moral standard of some person or group of persons. Sometimes ‘moral relativism’ is connected with a normative position about how we ought to think about or act towards those with whom we morally disagree, most commonly that we should tolerate them."
It is popular mindset in the 21st century.
In theory[edit | edit source]
The theory of moral relativism is to believe that anything can be bad or good depending on the observer. This of course collides with the objective morality of good and bad which can be found in some religions.
In practice[edit | edit source]
Overview[edit | edit source]
However, most people tend to apply moral relativism to some behaviours, but not to others. This is sometimes criticised as a form of 'double-think', i.e. holding 2 opposing opinions that 'contradict' each others at the same time, or of double standard.
With the absence of objective morality, moral relativism also eliminates personal values and beliefs, and those are only held when the person "feels" the need to bring them out. But when the said person does not "need" those values anymore he dismisses them.
Connection to Normies[edit | edit source]
Examples[edit | edit source]
- Islam is a religion of peace and you shouldn't negatively judge the religion based on a few bad apples. But all incels can be judged as violent terrorists.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Moral Relativism, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy