Your answers to each of these questions should be at least one paragraph (6-7 sentences) long, and it should show some thoughtful consideration regarding the matters raised in the questions. Your total set of answers to these questions needs to be at least 200 words. Also, when you reply to these questions, be sure to insert the letter for each question next to your answer corresponding to that question.
You will also need to reply to at least two students. When you reply to another student, you do not need to reply to that student’s answers to every single question for this week. You can just pick their reply to one question and reply to their answer to that question. Your replies to other students should be at least 100 words long each.
A. This week we looked at two positions: Objectivism and Cultural Relativism. Drawing on the readings for this week, define both of these positions. End by stating which position you agree with, and be sure to state your reasons for accepting the position that you do.
B. One argument we looked at this week in favor of Cultural Relativism is the Argument from Tolerance. Provide a brief description of this argument. End by stating if you think that it is a good argument – why or why not?
C. One of the things that we will be doing each week is discussing some cases from our text Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues. Look at Case 7 on page 62. After looking at this case, answer this question about it. Though what the Eskimos do with their wives is different than what occurs in modern America, are there any values that both the Eskimos and modern Americans share? If so, what are they?
D. One of the things that we will be doing each week is discussing some cases from our text Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues. Look at Case c on page 61. After looking at this case, answer this question about it. On the surface, it certainly seems as though these tribe members lack compassion. However, do you really think that these tribe members lack compassion – why or why not?