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relativism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrelativismrel‧a‧tiv‧is‧m /ˈrelətɪvfɪzəm/ noun [uncountable] technical 🔊 🔊 the belief in philosophy that nothing is absolutely true and that things can only be judged in comparison with one another
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relativismThere are at least three strong arguments against relativism as a stance which it is important that we help pupils to understand.The problem of epistemological and cultural relativism, amongst other things, looms large here.Since then I have continued in several pieces of writing to oppose extreme relativism.Child was of course accepting a degree of relativism which was usually an anathema to philosophers.Scientific enterprise is undermined by the extreme forms of relativism.As a student of Lukács, Mannheim was influenced by his treatment of ideology, history and the problem of relativism.Three of these are of major significance: scientism, relativism and religious intolerance.Often, therefore, relativism produces, through reaction to it, precisely what it sets out to destroy: increased dogmatism.
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