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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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II 24
Relativism/Feyerabend: a free society is a relativistic society.
II 118
Relativism/Feyerabend: concerns traditions, not opinions, concepts, theories. The latter are only useful in the context of a tradition.
Relativism/Feyerabend: does not assert that all traditions have the same value. Or that traditions in themselves are neither good nor bad. He maintains that they contain such properties only if they are examined from the point of view of (another) tradition.
II 130
Relativism/Feyerabend: it is often assumed that relativism leaves the individual free range. Double error: it is not about the individual, but about tradition, not about possibilities, but about rights.

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.

Fe I
P. Feyerabend
Wider den Methodenzwang Frankfurt 1997

P. Feyerabend
Erkenntnis für freie Menschen Frankfurt 1979

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