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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Relativity,
  • Rationalism

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Martin Hollis and Steven Lukes.
    ContributionsHollis, Martin., Lukes, Steven.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD221 .R37 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 312 p. ;
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3509593M
    ISBN 10026208130X, 0262580616
    LC Control Number82061447

    Relativism is the idea that views are relative to differences in perception and consideration. There are a variety of different interpretations of the concept. The major categories of relativism vary in their degree of scope and controversy. Moral relativism encompasses the differences in moral judgments among people and cultures. Truth relativism is the doctrine that there are no absolute. In discussing reactions to relativism, I will focus particularly on the secular tendency to set up the notion of rationality as a foundation for deriving universally acceptable cognitive and ethical systems. Despite some fond hopes to the contrary, I believe that an "objective" rationality, something against which we could measure or evaluate.

    Rationality and Relativism Martin Hollis and Steven Lukes, Editors Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Pp. Viii, Lorraine Code - - Dialogue 22 (4) The analysis presented in this book will be of value to students and scholars of social epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of the social sciences, and the social sciences themselves, as well as anyone interested in the philosophical problem of rationality and relativism. (source: Nielsen Book Data)Author: Yoshida, Kei.

    book: conceptual relativism or, conversely, the truth of reason. They locate the question of rationality on several historical levels. Most broadly, as an issue that has preoccupied us since the Enlightenment and the Romantic reaction. The editors might, however, have gone further. The preoccupation with rationality actually dates from our disen-Cited by: Relativism about truth is the core of all relativistic positions since other subdivisions of cognitive relativism, and even moral relativism, are reducible to it. For instance, relativism about rationality can be expressed in terms of whether there are true (universal) standards of rationality.


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These central questions are addressed and debated by the distinguished contributors to this lively book. Some of them—Hollis, Lukes, Robin Horton, and Ernest Gellner—discuss new directions in their Rationality and relativism book since their earlier articles appeared in in the seminal volume Rationality (edited by Bryan Wilson).

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That is the problem of knowledge as it emerged in earlier chapters. If action is to be understood by rationally reconstructing its meaning from within, we have a 'double hermeneutic' and a further shove towards relativism.

The problem of Other Minds takes on daunting form. Yet, even if daunting in the abstract, it seems easy enough in by: Rationality and Relativism Rationality and relativism book – Novem by Martin Hollis (Editor), Steven Lukes (Editor) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

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Book Description. First published inthis volume brings together a series of essays on the philosophy of science and responds to the "crisis of rationality" which evolved from the denial of both a stable methodology and a common language for science.

Howard Sankey holds that important insights about scientific methodology and rationality. Rationality and Relativism book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Are there absolute truths that can be gradually approached over /5. Rationality and Relativism View larger image. By: Steven Lukes These central questions are addressed and debated by the distinguished contributors to this lively book.

Some of them -- Hollis, Lukes, Robin Horton, and Ernest Gellner -- discuss new directions in their thinking since their earlier articles appeared in in the seminal.

If this result is accepted, then a strong form of cultural relativism concerning norms of rationality is also ruled out. Davidson’s theory, some argue, does not eliminate the possibility of attributing irrational beliefs and practices to agents in other cultures, and thus still leaves some room for debate about how to understand and evaluate.

Forced by the contradiction to choose between rationality and relativism, he argues strongly that logical, scientific and moral considerations favour rationality and urge repudiation of relativism. The central argument of the book is that relativism is intellectually disastrous and has fostered intellectual attitudes from which anthropology Cited by: This is the title of Lewis Hanke’s book (De Kalb, Northern Illinois University Press, ) devoted to the disputation on this matter between Bartolomé de Las Casas and Juan Ginés de Sépulveda in ‘The Rationality of Dogmatism’, in Th.

Geraets (ed.), Rationality Today, Ottawa, Rationality and relativism. In: Thinking about Cited by: Forced by the contradiction to choose between rationality and relativism, he argues strongly that logical, scientific and moral considerations favour rationality and urge repudiation of relativism. The central argument of the book is that relativism is intellectually disastrous and has fostered intellectual attitudes from which anthropology Brand: Taylor And Francis.

Rationality and Relativism by Martin Hollis (Editor These central questions are addressed and debated by the distinguished contributors to this lively book. Some of them—Hollis, Lukes, Robin Horton, and Ernest Gellner—discuss new directions in their thinking since their earlier articles appeared in in the seminal volume Pages: Rationality -- Relativism User lists with this item (1) CSPH Philosophy of Social Science (5 items).

Rationality, Relativism and the Human Sciences. Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium (Book 1) Thanks for Sharing. You submitted the following rating and review. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed : Springer Netherlands. Forced by the contradiction to choose between rationality and relativism, he argues strongly that logical, scientific and moral considerations favour rationality and urge repudiation of relativism.

The central argument of the book is that relativism is intellectually disastrous and has fostered intellectual attitudes from which anthropology. A collection of essays on the issues of rationality and relativism which arise within the context of the philosophy of science.

The work concerns: the nature of relativism; the problem of semantic Read more. Rationality and Relativism by Hollis, Martin available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews.

The contributors represent the complete spectrum of positions between a relativism that challenges. The Hardcover of the Rationality and Relativism: In Search of a Philosophy and History of Anthropology by I.C.

Jarvie at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Rationality is the quality or state of being rational – that is, being based on or agreeable to reason. Rationality implies the conformity of one's beliefs with one's reasons to believe, and of one's actions with one's reasons for action.

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By I.C. Jarvie. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 3 July Pub. location London Author: I.C. Jarvie.Paul O'Grady clearly distinguishes five main kinds: relativism about truth, relativism about logic, ontological relativism, epistemological relativism, and, finally, relativism about rationality.

In each case he shows what makes a position relativist and how it differs from a sceptical or pluralist position. He ends by presenting a thoroughly integrated position that rejects some forms while.