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Socraticadherent4
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Apophis66
Con (against)

Cultural Relativism is nonsense.

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Started: 3/17/2018 Category: Politics
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Socraticadherent4

Pro

The modern left argues that due to preferability being subjective (different people prefer different things) there is no metric on which we can objectively measure the preferability of different cultures, and that as such we shouldn't have preference for any particular culture. However, this is untrue, there are universal preferences among all humans, such as avoiding pain, getting wealthy, surviving, and generally improving living standards. These are completely tangible and measurable metrics and we can observe that certain cultural behaviors can further or hinge these universal preferences. As such it makes sense that we should adopt and preserve the cultural behaviors that are best at substantiating these universal preferences while abandoning and discouraging those that aren't.
Apophis66

Con

My claim is that what is right and wrong depends on the person. If all of us made it our life missions to improve the living standards of society we wouldn't have any time to take care of ourselves. Since we have one life to live and we have to experience when things happen to us and not so much when things happen to other people far away it makes the most sense to live lives for our own happiness. Its fine to be social and help others out but this is mainly for our social happiness. But everyone is different and different things makes different people happy so really what are right and wrong choices is subjective and depends on the person.
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