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See alsoepistemology; Thomas theorem.

1. Broadly, the stance that the truth of any knowledge or fact is tied to a particular frame of reference (McGuire).

2. (philosophy) A relativist and anti-objectivist theory (particularly associated with Nietzsche) that there can be radically different views of reality which are incommensurable: see alsoincommensurability; translatability. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is a form of perspectivism.

Subjects: Media Studies — Philosophy.


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