Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Hardback)
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Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 23/05/2008
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Relativism is a philosophical topic that has many dimensions and can mean many things. It is the view that one thing owes existence, truth, goodness or beauty to something else and is central to an understanding of any of the four traditional divisions of philosophy: ontology, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics. Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a concise, yet fully comprehensive introduction to relativism and how it applies to the different parts of the basic, foundational areas of philosophy and, indeed, to every area of human enquiry. Timothy Mosteller begins with a discussion of relativism in popular culture. He then goes on to provide a concise overview of the topic across the discipline of philosophy, examining it in detail in its primary forms: ontological relativism, epistemological relativism, moral relativism and aesthetic relativism. The book concludes with a summary of the role of relativism in three other key academic disciplines: science, politics, and religion. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of relativism, the book serves as an ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of philosophical concepts.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826496997
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 11 mm


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'A clear and helpful treatment of many of the forms relativism takes in contemporary philosophy ... This book will be a helpful aid to those interested in the challenge posed by relativism's many facets.'
Kevin Timpe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego, USA

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