- There is widespread disagreement in ethics and skepticism may help to explain this: there are no universal standards of good and bad, or right and wrong in ethics according to this view.
- Sensitive to diversity in ethics: no one is more right or wrong than anyone else.
- Resolutely refuses to be dogmatic, or to hold any ethical principles without reason or proof.
- Frees every individual to decide for themselves, without being dictated to by anyone else.
Note: these last two benefits also apply to ethical rationalism, or those who believe that we can and should give reasons in favour of our ethical judgments.
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