1. Is Ruth Benedict correct in saying that our culture is “but one entry in a long series of possible adjustments”? What are the implications of this statement?
  1. What are the implications of Benedict’s claim that morality is simply whatever a culture deems normal behavior? Is this a satisfactory equation? Can you apply it to the institution of slavery or the Nazi policy of anti-Semitism?
  1. Do you agree with Rachels’ analysis of the cultural differences argument? Why or why not?
  1. What are Midgley’s arguments against moral isolationism?
  1. How important is it to proclaim the truth even when it may have social repercussions?
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