Discussion Post: Is It Right To Be A Relativist?
Fire Eyes: Female Circumcision, Written by Soraya Mire, Directed by Soraya Mire, Ethnographer Soraya Mire, Narrated by Carol Christiansen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 minutes.
For the initial post, address the following questions:
o What would a subjective moral relativist say about what this doctor is doing? Do you agree with the subjective moral relativist? Why or why not?
o Examine what a cultural moral relativist would say here. Do you agree with the cultural relativist? Why or why not?
o Name and evaluate general criticisms of cultural relativism as being the wrong moral approach.
o Is there an objective moral truth about any of the possible actions by the nurse and/or doctor in this case? Why or why not?
The response should include a reference list. One-inch margins, Using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, double-space and APA style of writing and citations.