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Moral Relativity

Moral relativity is the acknowledgment that determining what is right or wrong may differ between individuals or cultures. This difference means there is no objective, detached, and sustainable argument for a particular action or belief to be one of moral justness or moral turpitude. Those who appeal to moral relativity recognize that ambiguity is often, if not always, present in determining morality. Focusing on the impact of culture, moral relativity is here explored in terms of conformity, differing perspectives, moral agency and tolerance, and trust. In terms of mass media, moral relativity is both a symptom and an outcome of public erosion of trust in information. This entry further explains the concept of moral relativity and discusses its relationship to concerns about trust in factual ...

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