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Egoism and Altruism Behaviours

1. Give an example of something that one culture might regard as a virtue that another culture might not. Explain why this could lead to relativism.

2. Psychological egoism claims that whatever we do, we do out of self-interest. Give an example of an act you think is not done out of self-interest, and explain how the psychological egoist might try to interpret that act as selfish

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1. Give an example of something that one culture might regard as a virtue that another culture might not. Explain why this could lead to relativism.

One good example is the use of silverware to eat a meal. In most parts of the world, this is considered proper etiquette and even civilized. However, there are many cultures that do not use forks and knives when eating meals including the people of India who rarely use silverware during mealtime. It would be quite easy for such a situation to lead to relativism, or the view that one's culture is superior to another. Just imagine an ignorant government official from the United States being invited to an Indian ...

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