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relativism

 [rel´ah-tiv″izm]
a philosophical system that considers truth to be dependent on individual persons, cultural contexts, times, or places.
cultural relativism the understanding of distinct cultures and lifestyles within the context of each culture; the behaviors of a cultural group are evaluated in the context of that specific culture, from an impartial perspective, rather than according to the standards of some other culture.

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Is he concerned to defend science from postmodernists, cognitive relativists, and social constructivists?
The unpolitical is a relativist category, elevating the political to the embracement of its inextricable relation and, hence, relativity to the anti-political, as the "same force that individualizes, that makes stay and therefore opposes, is that of philia, which makes inseparable," and the "decision whereby Europe stays (stasis
Moral evaluation is a two-way street: if we are relativists, we have no reason to take seriously criticisms which emanate from other cultures, for example, that we in the West use far more than our fair share of resources while roughly two billion people live on two dollars or less a day.
Other relativists call r in (1) the [epsilon]areal radius", apparently because the area A of a spherical surface according to (1) is A = 4 [pi] [r.
Therefore, since relativist and realist representations would each answer to (different) human purposes, the relativist (though not the realist) cannot argue for the superiority of his views.
Appiah would agree, of course; he is no relativist.
Thus data suggested that both the American and Chinese pre-service teachers' epistemological worldviews are not yet at the sophisticated level of contextualist or relativist.
One can be a pragmatic relativist and reject as meaningless or empty the realist idea of a theory being true because it corresponds to "the way things are.
If I didn't know better, I would think Buchanan was a moral relativist.
Ghosh argues that Woodford opposes Wyclif's "monologic idealism," embracing instead "a pronouncedly dialogic, contingent, relativist framework of analysis" (17).
Flyvbjerg seeks to position his argument on behalf of a social science that is avowedly engaged in the critique of existing social arrangements by situating it between the "Science Wars" poles of positivistic science and its relativist deconstruction.
Hypothesis 3: Anger scores would be higher and forgiveness scores lower in the relativist group compared with the absolutist group.

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