Overview • Cultural relativism is “the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and mo


Overview
• Cultural relativism is “the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute” (Dictionary.com)
• “Ethical absolutism is the concept that ethical rules are the same everywhere” (Accounting Tools).
Directions
In 500 words (two pages), explain what cultural relativism and ethical absolutism are in your own words, and argue for or against cultural relativism and ethical absolutism, taking into consideration the situation in Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story “The Lottery.”


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