Aspects of Relativism: Moral, Cognitive, and Literary

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University Press of America, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 172 pages
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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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Contents

THE CASE OF FRANKENSTEIN
25
THE RELATIVITY OF INTERPRETATION
41
RELATIVITY AND JUSTIFICATION
55
REALITY RELATIVISM
69
THE RELATIVISM OF OBJECTIVITY
87
EXTERNALISM AND RATIONALITY
109
ARISTOTLE ON PROTAGOREAN RELATIVISM
125
FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGY AND THE QUESTION OF RELATIVISM
133
RELATIVISM AND DIVERSITY
141
FORMULATING THE MORAL RELATIVISM ISSUE
149
INDEX
163
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James E. Bayley is Associate Professor of Philosophy at City College/CUNY.

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