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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.
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(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
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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.
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any theory maintaining that criteria of judgment vary with individuals and their environments; relationism. Cf. ethical relativism. — relativist, n. — relativistic, adj.See also: Philosophy
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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
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relativism[ˈrelətɪvɪzəm] N → relativismo m
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n → Relativismus m
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