Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Relativism, philosophy: relativism is a collective term for views that generally refer to the conditions which are fundamental for the occurrence of these views. Variants are based on theories, on languages, on social groups or on cultures. See also internal realism, externalism, observational language, cultural relativism, idealization.

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Rorty II 89
Rorty: Habermas and Walzer are at opposite ends: Walzer: there can be no non-circular evidence for the Western superiority. No transcultural tribunal of reason.
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Rorty II 90
Habermas requires (according to Rorty) really heavy philosophical amunition for the model of Kant: only transcendental conditions of any possible communicative practice can be sufficiently strong to accomplish the task. It needs a universally existing human ability called practical reason that shows us what is an arbitrary distinction between individuals and what is not.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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