x is good = The speaker believes that x is good.
x is good = The speaker approves of x.
x is right = Society approves of x.
x is right = x accords with God’s wishes.2
Theories (a) and (b) make morality relative to the individual; that is, they imply that two different individuals may correctly call different things ‘good’. According to (a), when I say something is good, I mean that I believe it is good; when you say something is good, you mean that you believe it is good. Theory (c) makes morality relative to a culture; it implies that members of different societies may correctly call different things ‘right’, though two members of a single society may not.
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