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  • noun The act or process of relativizing.

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Examples

  • Thus a "relativization" of the Kantian conception of synthetic a priori principles is the direct epistemological result of the theory of relativity.

    Early Philosophical Interpretations of General Relativity

  • When Christians - not just evangelicals, but Roman Catholics and the Orthodox subscribe to inerrancy in matters of faith and practice - affirm that scripture does not err bur rather, leads into all truth, that is to be understood in the context of a canonical hermeneutic which allows self-emendation, the relativization of one passage by another, allowance for trajectories of various kinds within the corpus, and so on.

    The Inerrancy of Ecclesiastes 9:2-6

  • This sort of double-relativization is often called double-indexing.

    Again

  • The emphasis on understanding others does not involve a relativization of history and intercultural understanding.

    Georg Friedrich Philipp von Hardenberg [Novalis]

  • The relativization of the normal range to a society captures an important requirement for a theory of just health care.

    Justice and Access to Health Care

  • Even more fundamentally, he has in mind the way by which secularization (which, mind you, one could just as easily and more positively term as pluralization) contributes to the relativization of truth.

    Jeffrey Robbins: Pope Benedict and the Crisis of Truth

  • After Newton, the relativization of these notions opens on to the absolutism of the speed of light and the emergence of a last type of interval of neutral sign that will in turn demand a new perspective, the accelerated perspective of real time, as well as the invention of new theories of architecture and urbanism.

    Open Sky

  • Silano points out that the task of the 12th and 13th centuries in the Latin West is the establishment of authorities which will form the parameters within which discussion and dissention can take place, rather than their dethronement through historical relativization (Silano, 2007, xxv-xxvi).

    Literary Forms of Medieval Philosophy

  • The key development in such relativization has been the insistence by the Church, over the last couple of centuries, that God does not condemn anybody who dies without having seriously sinned.

    That limbo thing again

  • The key development in such relativization has been the insistence by the Church, over the last couple of centuries, that God does not condemn anybody who dies without having seriously sinned.

    Archive 2007-04-01

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