PHI103 Alta Bates Summit Medical Cultural Relativism Reading Argument

1. Identify an argument in a reading. For example, let’s say you want to write about Rachels’ article on cultural relativism. One of his arguments against relativism was the one involving moral progress. Your first task would be to tell me in your own words what the argument is. What are the premises? What is the conclusion?

Premise 1: If cultural relativism is true, then there has been no moral progress

Premise 2: There has been moral progress

Conclusion: Cultural relativism is false