relativism(redirected from Cultural relativism)
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The theory that value judgments, as of truth, beauty, or morality, have no universal validity but are valid only for the persons or groups holding them.
(Philosophy) any theory holding that truth or moral or aesthetic value, etc, is not universal or absolute but may differ between individuals or cultures. See also historicism
ˈrelativist n, adj
rel•a•tiv•ism(ˈrɛl ə təˌvɪz əm)
any theory of knowledge, truth, morality, etc., holding that criteria of judgment may vary with individuals and their environments.
any theory maintaining that criteria of judgment vary with individuals and their environments; relationism. Cf. ethical relativism. — relativist, n. — relativistic, adj.See also: Philosophy
The view that there are no absolute truths or values.
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|Noun||1.||relativism - (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved|
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics