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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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Consequently, I give here another proof that r in (1) is the radius of curvature by virtue of its formal geometric relationship to the Gaussian curvature, so that the conceptual error of the Standard Model relativists is amplified once again, from a different perspective.
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.
Family practitioners and absolutists were more supportive of religious activities and had parents who were more religious than those of psychiatrists and relativists.
What sorts of claims do mild relativists make about more particular moral matters?
Hatcher writes, is a key step towards overcoming the split between the scientific materialists and the post-modern relativists on the issue of objectivity.
First, it seeks to defend a conception of universal human rights that does not deny the empirical validity of cultural relativism--nor does it concede the normative assertions that many cultural relativists assume follow from this concession.
He discusses two main narratives-one of decline, the other of progress-and divides Afrocentrists into "civilizationists," who are cultural monists, and cultural relativists, who are multicultural.
The document "missed the mark in its implication that a great many involved in interreligious dialogue are relativists," he said.
Wait until the relativists have wrong done to them -- how they will yell.
It argues that relativists use the positivist/empiricist cult of experience and objectivity in order to undermine the critique of policies and practices that oppress the women of Iran.
They are relativists, and so draw much of their understanding of science from post-empiricist philosophy and from the sociology of science, a discipline that took a wholly new turn a generation ago.
In an insightful final chapter that constitutes a worthy capstone to his enterprise, he stakes out a nuanced position in the debate between relativists and universalists.

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