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  1. Street Smarts.Devin Sanchez Curry - forthcoming - Synthese:1-20.
    A pluralistic approach to folk psychology must countenance the evaluative, regulatory, predictive, and explanatory roles played by attributions of intelligence in social practices across cultures. Building off of the work of the psychologist Robert Sternberg and the philosophers Gilbert Ryle and Daniel Dennett, I argue that a relativistic interpretivism best accounts for the many varieties of intelligence that emerge from folk discourse. To be intelligent (in the sense invoked in folk psychological practices) is to be comparatively good at solving intellectual (...)
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  2. The Logic of Relativism.Mark Ressler - 2013 - Increasingly Skeptical Publications.
    This in-depth study aims to develop a rigorous analysis of the nature and the logic of relativism in general as a basis for evaluating the charge of self-refutation against relativism. It develops a general definition of relativism that distinguishes relativism from structurally similar notions such as conventionalism and contextualism. On the basis of this definition, it formulates a series of logical systems that each might be presented as candidates for the logic of relativism. Each system is evaluated to see whether (...)
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  3. Relativism and Tolerance Revisited.Mark Ressler - manuscript
    This paper reviews arguments concerning the relation between relativism and tolerance, both whether tolerance entails relativism, and whether relativism entails tolerance. Two new arguments are offered to support the contention that there is no necessary relation between relativism and tolerance. In particular, building on the classic argument by Geoffrey Harrison, this paper argues that even if there is no strict dichotomy between facts and values, as Harrison had assumed, relativism still does not entail tolerance for every relativized perspective.
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  4. Interpretivism and Norms.Devin Sanchez Curry - 2020 - Philosophical Studies 177 (4):905-930.
    This article reconsiders the relationship between interpretivism about belief and normative standards. Interpretivists have traditionally taken beliefs to be fixed in relation to norms of interpretation. However, recent work by philosophers and psychologists reveals that human belief attribution practices are governed by a rich diversity of normative standards. Interpretivists thus face a dilemma: either give up on the idea that belief is constitutively normative or countenance a context-sensitive disjunction of norms that constitute belief. Either way, interpretivists should embrace the intersubjective (...)
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  5. National Socialism and the Problem of Relativism.Johannes Steizinger - 2019 - In The Emergence of Relativism: German Thought from the Enlightenment to National Socialism. London, New York: pp. 233-251.
    The aim of this chapter is to clarify the meaning and the use of the concept of relativism in the context of National Socialism (NS). This chapter analyzes three aspects of the connection between relativism and NS: The first part examines the critical reproach that NS is a form of relativism. I analyze and criticize the common core of this widespread argument, which is developed in varying contexts, was held in different times, and is still shared by several authors. The (...)
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  6. Semantic Relativism and Ways of Knowing.Leonid Tarasov - 2019 - Synthese 196 (5):2089-2109.
    There is a long-standing view in epistemology that perception is a way of knowing. There is a less long-standing but increasingly popular view that knowledge attributions have a relativist semantics. I discuss three things here. First, I show that it is a consequence of the logic of RKA that WOK and RKA are incompatible. Second, I argue that, even if WOK is incompatible with the main rivals to RKA, this is not a consequence of the logics of these views. RKA (...)
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  7. Perspectival Thought: A Plea for Relativism.Julien Dutant - 2009 - Disputatio 3 (26):142-149.
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  8. Friedrich Nietzsche's Flirt met Paradoxen en Chaos.Pouwel Slurink - 1992 - In Erik Heijerman & Winnie Wouters (eds.), Crisis van de rede. Perspectieven op cultuur. Assen, the Netherlands: van Gorcum. pp. 239-249.
    Lecture on Nietzsche's relativism and perspectivism given at a conference on the 'crisis of reason' in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, October 26, 1991. Nietzsche claims that truth does not exist and knowledge is not possible, because knowledge serves life and is bound to an organic position. In fact, this is a paradox that refutes itself. Knowledge has evolved precisely because organisms must have limited, perspectivistic knowledge of their environment from a subjective point of view. In science, subjectivity can even be transcended (...)
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  9. EL RELATIVISMO Y EL PRINCIPIO DE INMANENCIA.Miguel Acosta - 2005 - In Miguel Acosta & José Mª Garrido (eds.), El relativismo filosófico. Madrid, Spain: Instituto de Humanidades Ángel Ayala-CEU (Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU). pp. 41-58.
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  10. Relativism, Translation, and the Metaphysics of Realism.Aristidis Arageorgis - 2017 - Philosophical Studies 174 (3):659-680.
    Thoroughgoing relativists typically dismiss the realist conviction that competing theories describe just one definite and mind-independent world-structure on the grounds that such theories fail to be relatively translatable even though they are equally correct. This line of argument allegedly brings relativism into direct conflict with the metaphysics of realism. I argue that this relativist line of reasoning is shaky by deriving a theorem about relativistic inquiry in formal epistemology—more specifically, in the approach Kevin Kelly has dubbed “logic of reliable inquiry”. (...)
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  11. Relativism.Maria Baghramian & J. Adam Carter - 2004 - Routledge.
    Beginning with a historical overview of relativism, from Pythagoras in ancient Greece to Derrida and postmodernism, Maria Baghramian explores the resurgence of relativism throughout the history of philosophy. She then turns to the arguments for and against the many subdivisions of relativism, including Kuhn and Feyerabend's ideas of relativism in science, Rorty's relativism about truth, and the conceptual relativism of Quine and Putnam. Baghramian questions whether moral relativism leads to moral indifference or even nihilism, and whether feminist epistemology's concerns about (...)
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  12. Translating Evaluative Discourse: The Semantics of Thick and Thin Concepts.Ranganathan Shyam - 2007 - Dissertation, York University
    According to the philosophical tradition, translation is successful when one has substituted words and sentences from one language with those from another by cross-linguistic synonymy. Moreover, according to the orthodox view, the meaning of expressions and sentences of languages are determined by their basic or systematic role in a language. This makes translating normative and evaluative discourse puzzling for two reasons. First, as languages are syntactically and semantically different because of their peculiar cultural and historical influences, and as values and (...)
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  13. The Social Relativity of Justice and Rights Thesis.John Hund - 1993 - Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):18-19.
  14. Relativism.Norbert Wiener - 1914 - Journal of Philosophy 11 (21):561.
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  15. The Appearance of Faultless Disagreement: Dialogue.Julien Beillard - 2010 - Dialogue 49 (4):603-616.
    ABSTRACT A common argument for relativism invokes the appearance of faultless disagreement. I contend that the appearance is possible only under conditions that disqualify it as evidence: gross ignorance or irrationality, or else a prior commitment to an especially crude and implausible form of relativism. R??SUM?? L???un des arguments commun??ment avanc?? en faveur du relativisme repose sur l???apparente possibilit?? que des jugements non erron??s puissent??tre divergents. Je cherche?? montrer qu???une telle observation n???est possible qu????? des conditions qui la rendent inadmissible?? (...)
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  16. Richard J. Bernstein. "Beyond Objectivism and Relativism: Science, Hermeneutics, and Praxis". [REVIEW]Fred R. Dallmayr - 1985 - New Vico Studies 3:215.
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  17. Self‐Refuting Propositions and Relativism.Peter Davson-Galle - 1991 - Metaphilosophy 22 (1-2):175-178.
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  18. Relativism: Some Reflections: Pyle Relativism.Andrew Pyle - 2008 - Think 6 (17-18):187-199.
    ‘That's true-for-you, but not true-for-me.’ Are there any truths for which this is, indeed, true?
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  19. Saving Relativism From Its Saviour.Max Kölbel - 1999 - Critica 31 (91):91-103.
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  20. Subjective Meaning: Alterniatives to Relativism.Meier Cécile & van Wijnbergen-Huitink Janneke (eds.) - 2016 - dde Gruyter Mouton.
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  21. Cultural Imperialism or Benign Relativism?: A Putnam—Rorty Debate.Ronald Lee Jackson - 1988 - International Philosophical Quarterly 28 (4):383-392.
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  22. Beyond Objectivism and Relativism: Science, Hermeneutics, and Praxis. [REVIEW]Christopher W. Gowans - 1985 - International Philosophical Quarterly 25 (2):207-211.
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  23. Social Justice -- An Informal Analysis: A Reply.Nkeonye Otakpor - 1988 - International Philosophical Quarterly 28 (2):193-199.
  24. Beyond Objectivism and Relativism: Science, Hermeneutics and Relativism. [REVIEW]Andrew McLaughlin - 1985 - Philosophical Inquiry 7 (1):60-63.
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  25. Beyond Objectivism and Relativism: Lonergan Versus Bohm.Ronald H. McKinney - 1987 - Modern Schoolman 64 (2):97-110.
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  26. Cultural Relativism and Primitive Ethics.George St Hilaire - 1958 - Modern Schoolman 36 (3):179-195.
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  27. Absolutism and Relativism: Practical Implications for Philosophical Counseling.Andrew M. Koch - 2000 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 7 (4):25-31.
    This article raises the question of whether or not a "neutral" stance can be found from which to engage in philosophical counseling. By drawing on the debate between absolutism and relativism, it is argued that no such neutral ground exists. The foundational premises of the transcendentalist tradition involve different assumptions than those of the materialist and relativist traditions. Such a distinction goes back to the earliest days of philosophy and today the new profession of philosophical counseling must address the multiplicity (...)
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  28. Beyond Relativism: Science and Human Values. [REVIEW]Forrest Wood Jr - 1995 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (4):911-912.
    Masters attacks the following theses: Science is ahistorical. Scientific knowledge is value-free. The proper model of science is linear regularities. Behavior should be explained on a nature versus nurture dichotomy. The proper goal of science is the conquest of nature.
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  29. Varieties of Relativism. [REVIEW]D. D. Todd - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (1):163-164.
    It is impossible to summarize this book at all adequately in a review; the book itself is a summary of various relativist/anti-relativist arguments. Any attempt to condense these still further can only yield something too coarse and shallow to be useful. Instead, I shall set out as briefly as I can how the authors conceive the debate between relativists and their opponents. Their programmatic conception foreshadows the remainder of the book.
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  30. Against Relativism: Philosophy of Science, Deconstruction and Critical Theory. [REVIEW]J. F. Metcalfe - 2000 - Dialogue 39 (3):601-602.
    This author provides a great service to modern and postmodern philosophers of science who are held at somewhat of a distance by the writing styles of their counterparts. Against Relativism surveys a huge corpus of important texts from both camps, showing many places where they converge and diverge. The most surprising theme of the work is that leading figures of postmodern thought, such as Der and de Man, are neither committed to, nor support, any variant of the relativist, anti-realist, or (...)
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  31. Rationality and Historical Relativism.J. N. Hattiangadi - 1983 - der 16. Weltkongress Für Philosophie 2:626-633.
    The "historicity" of ideas can be reconciled with their rationality without recourse to relativism if we adopt the following view: The intellectual standards of a scientist are to be found in his intellectual situation, which is a debate underlying problems which discriminate between rival views. There is therefore no circularity between the currently accepted views and the currently accepted standards of judging a theory. debate).
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  32. Cultural Relativity and Ethical Relativism.D. Gerber - 1973 - Proceedings of the XVth World Congress of Philosophy 1:159-163.
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  33. Why I Am a Relativist.David Simon Oderberg - unknown
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  34. Relativism and the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume of essays deals with the problem of relativism, in particular cultural relativism. If our society knows better than other societies, how do we know that it knows better? There is a profound irony in the fact that this self-doubt has become most acute in the one civilisation that has persuaded the rest of the world to emulate it. The claim to cognitive superiority is often restricted, of course, to the limited sphere of natural science and technology; and that (...)
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  35. Perspectival Thought: A Plea for Relativism.François Recanati - 2010 - Critica 42 (124):77-100.
    MY NEW BOOK, TO BE PUBLISHED BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS IN THE FALL.
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  36. Centore, F. F. Two Views of Virtue: Absolute Relativism and Relative Absolutism.PhD Demarco - 2004 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 4 (4):830-832.
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  37. A Relativist Alternative to Antirealism.David B. Wong - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (11):617-618.
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  38. Metapsychological Relativism and the Self.Stephen L. White - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy 86 (6):298.
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  39. Relativism: Opportunity or Threat?Andrew Bebb - 1997 - New Blackfriars 78 (919):389-397.
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  40. What Kind of Relativism?Ross Thompson - 1989 - New Blackfriars 70 (826):189-199.
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  41. X—Objectivism and Relativism.Joseph Margolis - 1985 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 85 (1):171-192.
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  42. XIV—The Truth in Relativism.Bernard Williams - 1974 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 75 (1):215-228.
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  43. Normative Absolutism Vs. Sociological Relativism: An Investigation of Two World-Views.Frank R. Westie & Richard Hummel - 1980 - Educational Studies 11 (1):25-36.
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  44. No Royal Road to Relativism.B. Weatherson - 2011 - Analysis 71 (1):133-143.
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  45. Realism and Relativism.Akeel Bilgrami - 2002 - Philosophical Issues 12 (1):1-25.
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  46. Ethical Relativism: Is There a Defensible Version?Richard A. Shweder - 1990 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 18 (2):205-218.
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  47. Going Relativist.R. D'Amico - 1986 - Télos 1986 (67):135-145.
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  48. Wahrheitsrelativismus.Dirk Kindermann - 2015 - In Nikola Kompa (ed.), Handbuch Sprachphilosophie. Metzler. pp. 106-13.
    The paper gives a short introduction to and overview of truth relativism in recent philosophy of language.
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  49. Relativism, Retraction, and Evidence.Diana Raffman - 2016 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 (1):171-178.
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  50. On a Case for Truth‐Relativism.Jason Stanley - 2016 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 (1):179-188.
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