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RELATIVISM

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780199251223
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601767 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251223.003.0020
RELATIVISM

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Takes up six arguments against relativism. The most famous amongst them are Plato's self‐refutation charge, Hillary Putnam's argument based on the parallel between methodological solipsism and cultural relativism, and Donald Davidson's criticism of the very idea of conceptual schemes. It is shown that none of these arguments is decisive.

Keywords: conceptual schemes; methodological solipsism; relativism; self‐refutation; translation

Chapter.  4093 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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