50.(a)Which two of the following are criticisms of relativism?
A It takes no account of evolving norms
B It leads to a philosophy of anything goes
C It makes short-term desires equivalent to longer-term interests
D It is based on a fundamental contradiction
E A consensus may not be possible(2 marks)
51.(b)Are the following statements about social responsibility true or false?
(i)Social responsibility action is likely to have an adverse effect on shareholders'interests in
the short term
(ii)An environmental audit involves assessing the opportunities and threats to an organisation
(iii)Only governments are concerned with social responsibility
(iv)Guaranteeing employees a minimum'living wage'is an example of social responsibility
50.(a)B,D It is argued that relativism leads to a philosophy of anything goes and the statement that
all statements are relative is an absolute(therefore non-relative)statement.
51.(b)(i)True Social responsibility costs money and goes against the idea of maximising
(ii)False An environmental audit monitors things such as legal compliance with environment
regulations or emissions levels.
(iii)False As can be seen in many examples,a number of companies take socially
(iv)True This is an example of a company being socially responsible.