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.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • At some points he merely endorses views which no-one would deny, but which do not deserve to be called relativist

    Paul Feyerabend

  • You used "relativist" as a term of abuse, and then you used it to describe how the world is.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Thomas I am not a "relativist", I am a pragmatist.

    Go Pats!

  • 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.

    Post-lapsarian Lunch

  • 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.

    Think Progress » Sherwood ‘Calling In Chits’ With Right-Wing Leaders

  • 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.

    One Day Soon

  • This is the kind of relativist reductionism that led to 7 / 7.

    British Blogs

  • 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.

    Eliot Schrefer: What the Monster Wrote: How Will the College Board Grade a Well-Written Endorsement of Evil?


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