from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The theory that value judgments, as of truth, beauty, or morality, have no universal validity but are valid only for the persons or groups holding them.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The philosophical doctrine of the relativity of knowledge. See
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- noun uncountable, philosophy The
theory, especially in ethicsor aesthetics, that conceptionsof truthand moralvalues are not absolutebut are relativeto the persons or groups holding them.
- noun countable, philosophy A
specificsuch theory, advocatedby a particularphilosopher or school of thought.
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- noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved
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Diversity rooted in relativism is the faith of our age, and it is not difficult to catch the spirit.
This can be done in a number of ways: Cognitive relativism is a school of philosophic thought that holds that an idea is only true if it [...]
The moral relativism is either schizoprhenic or downright embarrasing.
So we're left with an anti-relativism argument that traffics in relativism, an anti-corporate argument framed in corporate terms, and an Adorno/Horkheimer name-drop without enough self-realization to notice that the exclusionary schema it's propping up is a mirror-image recapitulation of what Adorno and Horkheimer were warning against.
It becomes even more appaling when some twisted argument of cultural relativism is made to downplay the crimes the governments of many countries commit against LGBT people.
Moral relativism from the right wing bigot, shocker!
We cannot say that relativism is true, because to assert that something “is true” is to assert that there is a standard of truth that is factually the case regardless of which set (s) of conventions we use to describe it.
Cognitive relativism is a school of philosophic thought that holds that an idea is only true if it is true within a particular conceptual framework that is subjective to an individual or a particular social group.
Once again, your moral relativism is predictable and pathetic.
For a so-called "conservative" state, this kind of moral relativism is just amazing to me.