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Relativism in contemporary American philosophy

Author: Timothy Mosteller
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006.
Series: Continuum studies in American philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Relativism about knowledge or truth has always provoked the ire of philosophers. Ever since Protagoras declared in antiquity that "man is the measure of all things", relativism has been repeatedly attacked. Recently, however, Alasdair MacIntyre has observed that "relativism ... is one of those doctrines that have by now been refuted a number of times too often." Along with MacIntyre, Hilary Putnam and Richard Rorty  Read more...
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Mosteller, Timothy.
Relativism in contemporary American philosophy.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006
(DLC) 2006000668
Named Person: Alasdair C MacIntyre; Hilary Putnam; Richard Rorty; Alasdair C MacIntyre; Hilary Putnam; Richard Rorty
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Mosteller
ISBN: 9781847141538 1847141536 9780826486363 0826486363
OCLC Number: 290571890
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 192 pages).
Contents: Epistemological relativism articulated --
Recent attempts to generate a non-problematic ER --
Relativistic tensions in MacIntyre's epistemology --
Relativistic tensions in Putnam's epistemology --
Relativistic tensions in Rorty's 'epistemology' --
Toward an ER-free epistemology.
Series Title: Continuum studies in American philosophy.
Responsibility: Timothy Mosteller.
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