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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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Critical authors with a more relativist theoretical persuasion might argue that maybe the Nage do not have a covert taxon of 'mammal'.
Yet, they were intrigued by what the relativists were saying.
There is another motive of the relativists which, though highly respectable in itself, seems to rest on a misunderstanding, i.
Yet the relativists among us will not judge Islam as evil, and the religionists among us cannot judge it as evil--at least not in fundamental terms.
Relativists sceptically view it as Western hidden agenda of cultural and economic imperialism and use the defense of 'Asian Values' in response4.
And while I am not so naive as to believe that relativists will suddenly surrender upon reading this paper, I hope that at least their opponents will be discovering here some new arguments which might help them be a little better equipped for the fight.
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.
The Standard Model relativists erroneously claim that [alpha] = 2m, by means of a far field comparison with the Newtonian potential.
A relativist, so it is said, can believe whatever he or she likes.
The first author then compared the separate themes for dualists and relativists and subsumed the pairs of themes into five overall categories of counselor interview functioning.
But Newton had left openings for the relativists to follow, and Einstein did not presume to dismiss him: "Let no one suppose," he said in 1919, "that the mighty work of Newton can really be superseded by this or any other theory.
Contemporary philosophers (such as George Dickie and Noel Carroll) reject this aesthetic concept of beauty, because they are relativists in considering several other factors such as social and cultural contexts as determinants of beauty rather than any representation of a universal form or principle.

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