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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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The case of the Tan Si Chong Su ([??]) illustrates some of the issues that may arise when positivist and relativist approaches to heritage come into conflict.
These findings support the likelihood that academic dishonesty of relativist students may depend on the situational circumstances.
It is possible to avoid the relativist position by emphasising once again the universal responsibility of negativity as such.
A relativist needs not maintain that value judgments
Forth's exploration of porcupine classification argues against the strict relativists approach that only sees difference of classifications being based on deep symbolic meanings and associations.
If the Relativist is not satisfied with this let us ask him whether he is seriously prepared to devote his life to discovering the means for impoverishing a nation in the quickest possible way or for improving the much neglected "fine art of murder." (13)
This issue is one consistent with critics of cultural relativism, who charge that the relativist acceptance of differences in cultures involves an acceptance of all cultures, where every culture is perceived as legitimate.
By deliberately deconstructing America's constitutional republic--our free-market form of government--and replacing it with a Euro-socialist, moral relativist amalgam of his liking, this misguided anti-colonialist radical thinks (truly believes) that he is doing the right thing.
Many feminist critiques have adopted an opposing position in the human rights discourse both against Universalist and Cultural Relativist approach.
He makes the important distinction that for the relativist this is not a crime.
Sandmo achieves his goal of providing a relativist perspective of Adam Smith by presenting a biographical sketch of his life, placing him in the context of his times, and highlighting his critical view of mercantilism.
& Tsai, 2010) has indicated that online PA can help participants acquire a variety of perspectives, thus developing so-called "relativist" views.

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