By Steven D. Hales

A better half to Relativism provides unique contributions from top students that tackle the newest pondering at the function of relativism within the philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of technological know-how, good judgment, and metaphysics.

  • Features unique contributions from the various best figures engaged on a number of facets of relativism
  • Presents a considerable, extensive diversity of present considering relativism
  • Addresses relativism from a few of the significant subfields of philosophy, together with philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of technological know-how, good judgment, and metaphysics

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Self-Refutation Again J. L. Mackie suggests that global relativism is self-refuting in the strong sense of being self-contradictory. , any claim that p entails the claim that it is absolutely true that p. If it is absolutely true that p, then it is not the case that p is true relative to some values of a parameter, but p is not true relative to other values of that parameter. Now, if anyone makes a global relativist claim, such as (GR) or (GRP), then their claim entails that what they have claimed is absolutely true, which in turn entails that it is not the case that what they have claimed is true relative to some but not other values of some parameter.

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