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Relativism And Reality

Author : Robert Kirk
ISBN : 9781134619887
Genre : Philosophy
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Our thoughts about the world are clearly influenced by such things as point of view, temperament, past experience and culture. However, some thinkers go much further and argue that everything that exists depends on us, arguing that 'even reality is relative'. Can we accept such a claim in the face of events such as floods and other natural disasters or events seemingly beyond our control? 'Realists' argue that reality is independent of out thinking. 'Relativists' disagree, arguing that what there is depends on our point of view. Which is right? Robert Kirk provides a crystal clear account of this debate from the Greek philosophers to Wittgenstein and Rorty. Along the way, he unpacks some of the more complicated issues surrounding ideas of objectivity, subjectivity, pragmatism and realism essential for those beginning any study of philosphy.


Author : Bernd Irlenborn
ISBN : 9783110463545
Genre : Philosophy
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Ist der Relativismus eine Herausforderung für die Rationalität von Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Kultur? Seit der Antike bis hin zu aktuellen philosophischen Debatten wird kontrovers diskutiert, ob die Relativierung von Geltungsansprüchen auf bestimmte Erkenntnisformen oder Deutungskontexte eine Gefahr für die Objektivität der Wahrheitsfrage darstellt, oder ob sie, genau umgekehrt, angesichts der heutigen Pluralität von Denkformen und Weltbildern ein angemessenes Vorgehen ist, das epistemische Bescheidenheit ausdrückt und die Tolerierung unvereinbarer Überzeugungen ermöglicht. Das vorliegende Buch ist die erste deutschsprachige Einführung in die komplexe Thematik des Relativismus. Dabei geht es um den Begriff, die Entstehung und bekannte Entwürfe des Relativismus, um die Debatte über den Wahrheitsrelativismus, aber auch um das Verhältnis zwischen Pluralität, Toleranz und Relativismus. Der Autor vertritt eine kritische Position zu Spielarten des normativen Relativismus, hält sich aber auch von Auffassungen fern, die im Relativismus eine generelle Gefahr für unsere Kultur und Rationalität sehen.

Das Selbstaufhebungsargument

Author : Dorothee Schmitt
ISBN : 9783110584264
Genre : Philosophy
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Selbstaufhebungsargumente sind eine der ältesten und verbreitetsten Argumentationsfiguren gegen den Relativismus. Diese Untersuchung befasst sich mit ihren Ursprüngen bei Platon sowie ihren modernen Formen in Bezug auf unterschiedliche erkenntnistheoretische Arten des Relativismus, ihren systematischen Schwachstellen sowie ihrem Potential, kohärente von inkohärenten Varianten des Relativismus zu unterscheiden.


Author : Paul O'Grady
ISBN : 9781317489832
Genre : Philosophy
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The issue of relativism looms large in many contemporary discussions of knowledge, reality, society, religion, culture and gender. Is truth relative? To what extent is knowledge dependent on context? Are there different logics? Do different cultures and societies see the world differently? And is reality itself something that is constructed? This book offers a path through these debates. O'Grady begins by clarifying what exactly relativism is and how it differs from scepticism and pluralism. He then examines five main types of cognitive relativism: alethic relativism, logical relativism, ontological relativism; epistemological relativism, and relativism about rationality. Each is clearly distinguised and the arguments for and against each are assessed. O'Grady offers a welcome survey of recent debates, engaging with the work of Davidson, Devitt, Kuhn, Putnam, Quine, Rorty, Searle, Winch and Wittgenstein, among others, and he offers a distinct position of his own on this hotly contested issue.

New Dictionary Of Christian Apologetics

Author : Walter Campbell Campbell-Jack
ISBN : 1844740935
Genre : Apologetics
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Publisher's description: The New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics is a must-have resource for professors and students, pastors and laypersons - in short, for any Christian who wishes to understand or develop a rational explanation of the Christian faith in the context of today's complex and ever-changing world. Including hundreds of articles that cover key topics, historic figures and contemporary global issues relating to the study and practice of Christian apologetics, this handy one-volume resource will make an invaluable addition to any Christian library. The dictionary is divided into two parts: Part one offers a series of introductory essays that set the framework for the dictionary. These essays examine the practice and importance of Christian apologetics in light of theological, historical and cultural concerns. Part two builds on these essays to present numerous alphabetized articles on individuals, ideas, movements and disciplines that are vital to a rational explanation of the Christian faith. Both essays and articles are written by leading Christian philosophers and theologians. Together, they form an indispensable resource for Christians living in today's pluralistic age.

Macquarie Law Journal

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ISBN : UCAL:B5175363
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Key Concepts In Philosophy

Author : Paddy McQueen
ISBN : IND:30000127436529
Genre : Philosophy
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Key Concepts in Philosophy is an accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.

Essays On Skepticism Relativism And Ethics In The Zhuangzi

Author : Paul Kjellberg
ISBN : 0791428915
Genre : Social Science
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The Chinese philosophical text Zhuangzi was written by Zhuangzi in the fourth century BCE. With humor and relentless logic Zhuangzi attacks claims to knowledge about the world, especially evaluative knowledge of what is good and bad or right and wrong. This book is about the man and the text.

Philosophy In Science

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Universalism Vs Relativism

Author : Don S. Browning
ISBN : 0742550907
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is about the Recession from a Christian's perspective. It takes basic biblical principle and applies the Word of God to economically challenged lifestyles. "Recession...I'm Not Participating" serves as a testament of how it is possible to step out on faith and allow God to move in your finances and your life. Learn how to use scripture to impart wisdom into your own financial circumstance and watch God turn your test into your testimony.

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