Relativism

[Revised entry by Maria Baghramian and Adam Carter on September 11, 2015. Changes to: 0] Relativism, roughly put, is the view that truth and falsity, right and wrong, standards of reasoning, and
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[Revised entry by Maria Baghramian and Adam Carter on September 11, 2015. Changes to: 0] Relativism, roughly put, is the view that truth and falsity, right and wrong, standards of reasoning, and procedures of justification are products of differing conventions and frameworks of assessment and that their authority is confined to the context giving rise to them. More precisely, "relativism" covers views which maintain that - at a high level of abstraction - at least some class of things have the properties they have (e.g., beautiful, morally good, epistemically justified) not simpliciter, but only relative to a given framework of assessment (e.g., local cultural norms,...

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