Cultural Relativism

Marvin and Marla have been married for 20 years. Even though they wanted to have children, they were not able to do so. This, however, has not gotten in the way of them living a fulfilling life. For about ten years now, the American couple has been welcoming foreign exchange students into their home. Each year, they host a new student from a different part of the world. This year, they are going to be the proud host parents to Chadni, a foreign exchange student from India. They are particularly excited about her arrival because they have never had the opportunity to host anyone from India. To demonstrate their enthusiasm, Marla decides to have a cook out. She wants Chadni to learn about and appreciate the American culture so she decides to prepare traditional American food like hot dogs and hamburgers. Chadni finally arrives at their home. After a warm greeting, Marla asks Chadni if she is hungry. Chadni tells her that she is very hungry so Marla serves her a hamburger and a hot dog. To Marlas surprise, Chadni does not eat. After a couple of minutes, Chadni tells Marla that she cannot eat the food. Not only does she endorse a strict vegetarian diet, eating cow beef is considered a violation of her religious and cultural principles. Marla insists that she should eat just this once. Chadni has two choices: 1) she can refuse to eat the food or 2) she can eat the food. Help Chadni resolve this moral conflict by explaining and applying the moral frameworks cultural relativism. Do not make a decision until you apply the moral framework. It is the application of the moral framework that will determine the moral decision. Conclude by evaluating the moral framework (Part 3). When completing the assignment, avoid personal opinions, religious beliefs, emotional responses, and tradition. In order to do this assignment properly, you must do the following: i. Cultural Relativism 1. Define 2. Explain each implications & its problem. a. Cultural moral infallibility b. No cultural criticism c. Social reformers are wrong d. No cultural moral progress e. Culture settles disagreements 3. Explain contradiction. 2. Apply the moral perspective. a. Identify the moral choice in the situation according to the moral perspective. i. Refer to the application instructions for the moral perspective you chose. ii. Explain/Show all work. iii. Do not make a decision based on personal opinions, religious beliefs, emotional responses, and tradition. 3. Evaluate the moral perspective. a. Did the moral perspective help you make a rational choice? Why or why not? i. Refer to lecture notes for answer. b. Is using the moral perspective a good method for making ethical decisions? Why or why not? Reminders 1. Essay Format a. Full sentences and full paragraphs. b. Refer to the writing workshop. 2. Avoid Plagiarism a. Dont forget to cite and give in-text citations. b. Paraphrase properly. c. Put word-for-word information in quotation marks. i. Explain all quotes in your own words. d. Refer to the plagiarism workshop. 3. Give plenty of examples.