Date: January 4, 2018

Cultural Relativism/ Moral Isolationism

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In the first paragraph, briefly describe cultural relativism or moral isolationism. Use at least one quote from the required readings somewhere in the body of the paragraph. You may use the quote to support your description, or you may interpret, or even argue against the quote, but you must do something with the quote; in other words, don’t just provide a quote at the top of your post. Then, provide an example — either from current topics in the news such as the removal of Confederate statues, from recent history, or from your own personal life — of a topic that has multiple perspectives rooted in the tradition and beliefs of a particular group(s). Continue reading

Legalization of Marijuana

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Substance abusers are more likely to commit crimes, be arrested, serve time in prison, and re-offend. They are a considerable burden on the justice system, and the problem of substance abuse continues to grow. Why are some states choosing to legalize recreational marijuana, and what effects are being seen from this legalization? What do you believe are potential pitfalls of such legalization given the current rates of rising addiction, and recent research identifying unintended consequences? Continue reading

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