Ethical Relativism = Moral Conformity?

According to the theory of ethical relativism, an individual should follow the moral rules and customs of their society. This theory also claims that there is not an “absolute morality” and that morality is determined by an individual’s own society or community. A component of this line of thought is that if the society is incorrect as to what is moral (determined by whom?), the citizens of that society are not able to change their morals according to ethical relativist theory.  According to the theory of ethical relativisim, a true ethical relativist would claim that it was not morally right to invade Germany for the purpose of stopping the extermination of jew and homosexuals because Germany was exercising its right to choose its own morals.

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