The Spectre of Relativism

Daniel Rynhold

in Two Models of Jewish Philosophy

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199274864
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602450 | DOI:
The Spectre of Relativism

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Having presented both the PoT and PoP approaches, this chapter deals in more detail with various aspects of one of the central challenges for the PoP approach, namely, that of relativism. The central theme of the chapter is that many of the objections are based upon assumptions made from a PoT perspective. The practical orientation and the ability of practices to engender reasoned confidence allows the PoP approach to deal with the problems on its own terms rather better than the PoT approach, which suffers from the same problems but seems less able to address them even on its own terms.

Keywords: justification; PoP; PoT; practice; reasoned confidence; relativism

Chapter.  12746 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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