Book I, "Moderate Relativism", describes the core of SMR, from the framework and its background, to the classical discussion over temporalism
, and to two alternative frameworks within which to treat circumstance-relativity: either a Lewisian or a Kaplanian one.
Crossing successfully is possible only with a willingness to enter an alien land alone, unaccompanied by our familiar accoutrements of causalism, naturalism, moralism, personalism, temporalism
, voluntarism, humanism, positivism, literalism.
Personally I use historical for everything, since the plurality of worlds is in fact the result of objective history, and what is experienced is so in the present, in the ecumenal relation (in this respect I take the same attitude as Watsuji, whose critique of Heideggerian temporalism
will be mentioned later).