Aspects of Relativism: Moral, Cognitive, and Literary
James E. Bayley
University Press of America, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 172 pages
In this book nine philosophers and one literary critic address aspects of the relativism issue currently of philosophic interest. Contents: Relativism in Literature and Literary Criticism: The Case of Frankenstein, Paul Sherwin; The Relativity of Interpretation, Charles Evans; Relativity and Justification, Michael Levin; Reality Relativism, Michael Levin; The Relativism of Objectivity, Anthony M. Ungar; Externalism and Rationality, Robert G. Meyers; Aristotle on Protagorean Relativism, Josiah B. Gould; Feminist Epistemology and the Question of Relativism, Claudia Murphy; Relativism and Diversity, Kenneth Stern; and Formulating the Moral Relativism Issue, James E. Bayley.
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THE CASE OF FRANKENSTEIN
THE RELATIVITY OF INTERPRETATION
RELATIVITY AND JUSTIFICATION
THE RELATIVISM OF OBJECTIVITY
EXTERNALISM AND RATIONALITY
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