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Pragmatic Fashions: Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame
"John J. Stuhr, Pragmatic Fashions: Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd, Indiana University Press, 2016, 256pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780253018915."
book  review  philosophy  pragmatism  existentialism  democracy  relativism 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Epistemic Relativism: A Constructive Critique // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame
"Markus Seidel, Epistemic Relativism: A Constructive Critique, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 284pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137377883."
book  review  philosophy  science  epistemology  relativism 
october 2014 by tsuomela
Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction by Kathrin Glüer | Issue 94 | Philosophy Now
"Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction by Kathrin Glüer, OUP USA, 2011, 328pp, £15.99, ISBN: 978-0195382969"
book  review  philosophy  relativism  language  communication  understanding 
february 2013 by tsuomela 9780742515079 - Twentieth-Century Multiplicity: American Thought and Culture, 1900–1920
"Twentieth-Century Multiplicity explores the effect of the culture-wide sense that prevailing syntheses failed to account fully for the complexities of modern life. As Daniel H. Borus documents the belief that there were many truths, many beauties, and many values—a condition that the historian Henry Adams labeled multiplicity—rather than singular ones prompted new departures in a myriad of discourses and practices ranging from comic strips to politics to sociology. The new emphasis on contingency and context prompted Americans to rethink what counted as truth and beauty, how the self was constituted and societies cohered and functioned. The challenge to absolutes and universals, Borus shows, gave rise to a culture in which standards were not always firm and fixed and previously accepted hierarchies were not always valid. Although itself strenuously challenged, especially during the First World War, early twentieth-century multiplicity bequeathed to American cultural life an abiding sense of the complexity and diversity of things."
book  publisher  history  intellectual  20c  multiplicity  culture  relativism  pluralism 
september 2012 by tsuomela
A Companion to Relativism // Reviews // Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame
The question we most need addressed is not what epistemic modals mean, but what to do with other people's.
book  review  philosophy  relativism  epistemology  expertise  people  testimony  trust 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Rationally Speaking: On ethics, part I: Moral philosophy’s third way
"For me, moral philosophy is about a type of reasoning, which — like all reasoning, and particularly the logico-mathematical variety — begins with certain assumptions (which can, of course, in turn be scrutinized, empirically or logically) and attempts to unpack the logical consequences of such assumptions. Occasionally, some of those consequences lead to incoherence, or to unfruitful results, in which case one may want to (very cautiously) go back and revise a sub-set of the assumptions themselves before resuming the process. (This is a common procedure in philosophical reasoning, the above mentioned reflective equilibrium.)"
ethics  philosophy  metaethics  relativism  eliminativism  nihilism  morality 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Half an Hour: Relativism and Science
Nice explanation of why relativism doesn't imply lack of standards or an anything-goes attitude.
philosophy  relativism  empiricism  belief 
april 2009 by tsuomela

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