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.
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
Hypothesis 3: Anger scores would be higher and forgiveness scores lower in the relativist
group compared with the absolutist group.