An in-class reading comprehension quiz on cultural relativism:
1. Cultural relativism is the view that different cultures have some different moral views. True or false? Explain your answer.
2. Cultural relativism is an ethical theory: it’s an explanation for what makes wrong actions wrong and what makes not-wrong actions not wrong. What’s cultural relativism’s explanation here of what makes wrong actions wrong and permissible actions permissible?
3. What argument pattern are the arguments against cultural relativism?
4. Are the arguments given for cultural relativism – that is, to think that it’s a true theory – sound or unsound? Why?