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Ethics History Read another response about Ethics, HistoryShare Hello - how should we respond when we argue that certain behaviours in past eras were immoral or unjust, only to be criticised for viewing historical events through contemporary eyes, ie. what seem like unsavoury actions such as Genghis Khan's massacres, the torture of 'unbelievers', or even Henry VIII's cruel dispatching of some of his wives, simply reflected the norms and zeitgeist of the times and, therefore, cannot be judged in any way as unethical.

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