Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine that relations have a real existence.
  • noun The doctrine of the relativity of knowledge.

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  • noun philosophy Karl Mannheim's idea, proposed as a response to relativism, that the recognition of different perspectives according to differences in time and social location appears arbitrary only to an abstract and disembodied theory of knowledge.

Etymologies

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relation +‎ -ism

Examples

  • The social authority was we want to see emerging is a more relaxed, but equally decent 'relationism' to that of the past - less respectable, perhaps, but equally responsible.

    Libertarianism's fatal flaw

  • The social authority was we want to see emerging is a more relaxed, but equally decent 'relationism' to that of the past - less respectable, perhaps, but equally responsible.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • This 'relationism' is at the very heart of open theism, and it reads all other Christian doctrines through this lens; so much so that the idea of the Trinity is purely relational; a clear picture of pure love and community that ultimately wants to express it self to creation.

    Ochuk's blog

  • There has been much dispute about whether General Relativity supports relationism or substantivalism about spacetime.

    Structural Realism

  • According to the “relational” theory (or at least the more strict versions of relationism), space, time, and motion are just relations among bodies, and not separately existing entities or properties that are in any way independent of material bodies.

    Descartes' Physics

  • Yet, as will be discussed in a later section, Descartes also holds that rest and motion are different bodily states, a view that is incompatible with a strict relationism as regards motion.

    Descartes' Physics

  • As discussed in previous sections, there are various ways in which Descartes 'laws of motion violate a strict relationism.

    Descartes' Physics

  • “Substantivalism, relationism and structural spacetime realism.”

    Structural Realism

  • Cartesian reciprocity of transfer only satisfies relationism (along with its ban on individual bodily states of motion) for moving bodies

    Descartes' Physics

  • Such admissions make it very difficult to reconcile Descartes 'physics with a strict relational theory of space and motion, although it may be compatible with weaker forms of relationism that can countenance various external reference frames, structures, or other methods for determining the individual states of bodily motion.

    Descartes' Physics

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