Definition of relativism in English:

relativism

Pronunciation /ˈrelədəˌvizəm/ /ˈrɛlədəˌvɪzəm/

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noun

  • The doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute.

    ‘However, the distinction here is between absolutism and relativism, not between absolutism and relationalism.’
    • ‘However, relativism is a philosophical doctrine that goes far beyond such obvious facts.’
    • ‘Wittgenstein sometimes appears to be committed to cognitive relativism as just described.’
    • ‘If so, how does pluralism differ from radical relativism and subjectivism?’
    • ‘It is this crude version of relativism about truth which I am concerned with here, not its more sophisticated philosophical cousins.’
    • ‘That is something that you often hear about from the perspective of cultural relativism.’
    • ‘Such a position does indeed amount to a form of epistemological relativism.’
    • ‘According to cultural relativism, slavery is wrong if our society disapproves of it.’
    • ‘We cannot let cultural relativism becomes the last refuge of repression.’
    • ‘I do use the viewpoint of cultural relativism; I think it's the only thing we can do under the circumstances.’
    • ‘In another situation, relativism and politicalization may serve counterposed goals.’
    • ‘One wonders if in the morass of cultural relativism, the only sane ground is to eschew all taboo.’
    • ‘The relativist must therefore hold that relativism is both true and false.’
    • ‘It is not the reality of scepticism or of truth dissolving relativism, but the claim to truth of all formal argument that is affected.’
    • ‘Context is only deemed important when such relativism would be seen to give validity to bigotry, racism and prejudice.’
    • ‘Cultural relativism states that there is no objective truth.’
    • ‘Yet many people would now pay at least lip-service to the sceptical relativism of Montaigne's generation.’
    • ‘The debate about relativism turns on separating truth claims and actions.’
    • ‘There is more to be said, particularly about the threats of relativism, nihilism, and scepticism, which still lurk.’
    • ‘The three introductory readings come out of the rich anthropological literature on culture and cultural relativism.’