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Relativity and Criteria

Richard Messer

in Does God’s Existence Need Proof?

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269717
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269717.003.0005
Relativity and Criteria

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This chapter characterizes several types of relativism and examines how they apply to the fact of relativity in relation to the philosophical views about the existence of God. It explains the differences between relativism and relativity and provides an account of the implications of relativity by discussing certain key notions of philosophers who have responded to it. This chapters aims to illustrate the relativity of criteria, to show the authority of criteria, and to distinguish between situations in which there are common criteria and situations in which there is none.

Keywords: relativism; relativity; existence of God; criteria; philosophy of religion

Chapter.  7446 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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