Essays Tagged: "Ruth Benedict"

Cultural Relativism of Philosophy:-.

al mind of a person. This disagreement in morality raises the question of where in the matter, the truth lies, and opens the table for rational discussion. There are many perceptions of moral determin ... y, and James Rachels analyzes and tests the cultural relativists theory in order to understand the truth in morality.Ruth Benedict was an anthropologist and supporter of cultural relativism. In conclu ...

(6 pages) 205 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Relativism versus Objectivism

rinciples vary by culture (conventionalism) or by individuals (subjectivism). Conventionalists like Ruth Benedict argue that since different cultures hold different principles, one culture has no basi ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

"What exactly is "cultural relativism" in metaethics? Is cultural relatisim true? Can cultural relativists uphold the principle of cultural tolerance?

natives within the domain of metaethics, a theory relating to moral judgments and whether they are truth-apt (capable of being true or false). This theory is supported by Ruth Benedict as she argues t ... re are no objective or absolute moral standards that apply to all cultures and people at all times. Ruth Benedict was an anthropologist and supporter of cultural relativism. In conclusion to her obser ...

(9 pages) 102 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What Role Does Culture Play in the Definition of Mental Illness?

and he will be labeled as having a mental illness, whereas in somewhere such as Bali, he will not. Ruth Benedict once remarked: "It does not matter what kind of 'abnormality' we choose for illustrati ...

(9 pages) 176 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Biography of Margaret Mead

argaret Mead study other cultures, but she also used her background in psychology, with the help of Ruth Benedict, to study more familiar territory - citizens of the United States; she especially stud ... ermane to her - the lives of students in America.Margaret Mead took time to study, with the help of Ruth Benedict, to study students of her time and how their personal needs were not being met. Not ne ...

(3 pages) 19 0 4.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Life and Career of Margerat Mead

pology during her final year at Bernard which was taught by Franz Boas who became a mentor for her. Ruth Benedict was the teaching assistant for this class and this is how Mead and Benedict became lif ... s rather put off by the clothes that she saw as un-stylish and unkempt. Later however she felt that Ruth had quite a flare for teaching and was always trying to grab her attention by being more intell ...

(10 pages) 31 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

What are the main moral quandaries in relation to moral relativism? Especially given increasing globalisation, is moral relativism a suitable solution to moral conflicts between cultures?

ral relativists hold that no universal standard exists by which to assess an ethical proposition's truth, moral subjectivism is therefore the opposite of moral absolutism. Moral absolutism is the posi ... ective. So in short, moral relativism asserts that claim that there is no such thing as 'universal truth'. However, there is already a flaw in moral relativism, it seems to be inconsistent when it sta ...

(8 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Fundamentals of Pyschology Drawing the Line between Subliminal Perception and Subliminal Persuasion

ncentrate on finding them. This characteristic of humans can be viewed as something similar to what Ruth Benedict talks about in Tavris and Wade's book, Psychology, she said "because of the way our sp ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Cultural Relativism: Should Society and Sociologist Strive for Cultural Relativism?

as it has been called, challenges our ordinary belief in the objectivity and universality of moral truth. There is no such thing as universal truth in ethics: there are only the various cultural codes ... ective or absolute moral standards that apply to all cultures and people at all times. According to Ruth Benedict (1934) an anthropologist and supporter of cultural relativism. In conclusion to her ob ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Is Human Nature Intrinsically Good or Evil?

orn.Culture and society eventually has an impact and influence on humans starting at a certain age. Ruth Benedict (1934), who played a huge role in the development of cultural anthropology, believed t ... even better person or someone could make the conscious decision to be an evil person. Then we have Ruth Benedict (1934) whom believes that humans are molded by a combination of genetics and culture. ...

(6 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics