from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Philosophy A proponent of relativism.
- n. A physicist who specializes in the theories of relativity.
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- n. One who follows, believes or espouses relativism.
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It will save qualifications if we view the relativist as an ideal type that a number of thinkers approach rather closely, even when they disavow that label ˜relativist™.
I cannot find an explanation from you of your apparently contradictory uses of the term "relativist" - as a term of abuse and as a description of how the world is.
At some points he merely endorses views which no-one would deny, but which do not deserve to be called relativist
You used "relativist" as a term of abuse, and then you used it to describe how the world is.
Thomas I am not a "relativist", I am a pragmatist.
Study any relativist long enough, and you'll either discover that the "relativist" has a bedrock beneath which he will not sink, or that he's not really a serious thinker.
Gosh Mighty, I feel special that I made your list under a specially made category for me “sometimes”, that sounds kind of relativist to me.
It had a little under a dozen people, from professionals in academia and surrounds (such as relativist Kip Thorne of Caltech, or Legal scholar and writer/broadcaster Jonathan Kirsch) to professionals in entertainment (such as writer/performer Julia Sweeney), and journalism (such as South African Journalist and Activist Zubeida Jaffer) and several other fields …. and a good time was had by all.
This is the kind of relativist reductionism that led to 7 / 7.
The relativist response, of course, is that eugenics and slavery are appropriate just by the fact that they further the argument within which they're presented.
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