10 CLAIMS OF SUBJECTIVISM IN ETHICS

 
LIKE CULTURAL RELATIVISM, Ethical Subjectivism attempts to oppose the principle that morality is objective. The following are some of its claims and conclusions.

1. Ethical Subjectivism utterly opposes that there’s objectivity in morality.
 
2. The theory does not prescribe what moral norms should be practiced. Instead, it is a theory about the nature of moral judgments.
 
3. According to the theory, moral judgments (e.g. “Homosexuality is immoral”) are mere expressions of one’s opinion.
 
4.“Where morality is concerned, there are no facts and no one is right.” (Someone has his opinion; others have their opinions; and that’s the end of it.)
 
5. Ethical Subjectivism’s basic thought: “Our moral opinions are based on our feelings, and nothing more.”
 
6.  “There is no such thing as objective right or wrong.” (It is a fact that some people are homosexual and some are heterosexual; but it is not a fact that one is good and the other bad.)

7. “When someone says that a thing (e.g. homosexuality) is immoral, he is not stating a fact about it but merely saying something about his feelings toward it.”
 
8. “In expressing that an action is evil (e.g. Hitler’s extermination of millions of innocent people), we are not stating a fact about that action; rather we are saying that we have negative feelings toward it.”
 
9. “No matter what ethical statements we make, we are only expressing our personal feeling, and nothing more.”
 
10. “Whichever stance we choose concerning a controversial moral topic, our choice does not represent the truth.”

Analysis of the claims and assumptions of Ethical Subjectivism is tackled in the article/s “Subjectivism: Another Challenge in Ethics” (which can be found by searching the title through www.OurHappySchool.com’s own search engine).
 
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In Ethical Subjectivism, if any individual sincerely believes an act to be moral, it is moral. Ethics are entirely subjective. In other words, one individual can feel or believe that homosexuality is immoral, and another feel that homosexuality is moral, and neither one would be right or wrong, according to the principle of Ethical Subjectivism.

This theory basically explains that a mere opinion of a person is much important. It states that there is no right or wrong thus only opinions are accepted. It doesn't credit the facts in our surroundings. Eventhough we state a thing of a "FACT", when this theory is appilied,it is only an "OPNION".

In Ethical Subjectivism, is the belief that all ethical thought and, in particular, judgments about human conduct, are shaped by and in many ways limited to perception. That is to say, the ethical statements humans assert are arbitrary because they do not express immutable truths grasped by the refined power of the intellect. Instead, ethical statements express the feelings, beliefs, preferences, and attitudes of the person(s) or group(s) making those statements.

This theory states that a person who says something sincerely is not necessarily true.Sometimes what he said is a total opposite of the other.Neither of them is right or wrong.

they have the no right and no wrong because of the not true or they have fact to comment of the people

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