How does Moral Relativism play a part in today’s world?
Choose one of the following topics and write a 600-word essay in response:
In today’s world, many people and countries are divided by firmly held beliefs, whether they are religious, ethical, moral or societal. How does Moral Relativism play a part in today’s world? Provide examples of current conflicts and analyze how relativism plays a part. Support your view by citing specific examples from the textbook The Art of Being Human.
The tragedy of dying young is one of the most common topics in literature in all forms. What roles does the humanities, particularly literature, play in helping us understand tragedy? How are these poems/songs similar and how are they different? Describe the perspective of the speakers and setting of the poems. If tragic death has universal appeal, can you reflect on recent events that have brought people together through the humanities?
Consider 3 of the 4 selections below.
Poems are on pp 88 – 89
“Come Up from the Fields, Father” by Walt Whitman
“To an Athlete Dying Young” by A.E. Housman
And the following lyrics from these songs:
Fire and Rain by James Taylor Lyrics
Waterfall by TLC Lyrics
Requirements: 600 words
APA format (no abstract necessary): Title page, body with in-text citations, references page.
Minimum three sourced citations ( may use the text book and other relevant sources)