Cultural Relativism (574):
The belief that no culture can claim its customs are more “right” than the customs of another culture. According to this view, it is not wrong for Amazon Rainforest indians to have multiple wives. If it’s OK in their culture, then it’s ok. This is relativism ‘lite’. It is still possible to be wrong WITHIN a cultural context. Thus, once your culture determines that marriage is monogamous, then it is wrong to have multiple wives . . . in that culture.As (educated) Europe came increasingly into contact with the rest of the world, cultural relativism became a more common worldview. It became more difficult to claim that European customs were the “correct” way.