Cultural relativism

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Cultural relativism is the belief that one should not judge a culture by one's own standards. Rather, one should take into account that culture's views. For example, according to a cultural relativist it is wrong to call the Roman Empire immoral because it practised slavery, because slavery was seen as a legitimate business.
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'''Cultural relativism''' is the concept that one should not judge a culture by one's own standards. Rather, one should take into account that culture's views. For example, according to a cultural relativist it is wrong to call the [[Wikipedia:Roman Empire|Roman Empire]] [[immoral]] because it practised [[slavery]], because slavery was seen as a legitimate business in that culture.
  
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Cultural relativism is the concept that one should not judge a culture by one's own standards. Rather, one should take into account that culture's views. For example, according to a cultural relativist it is wrong to call the Roman Empire immoral because it practised slavery, because slavery was seen as a legitimate business in that culture.

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