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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  moral relativism / Harman: corresponds to the metaphysical realism: no place for purely normative facts in a world that consistently has a unique causal order. - they are not localizable. (Per Harman) - moral absolutism is possible in the internal realism, because there is no single and unambiguous causal explanation and order - then there is not the problem of localization. (Putnam pro).


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Harm I
G. Harman
Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity 1995

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994


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