relativist


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rel·a·tiv·ist

 (rĕl′ə-tĭ-vĭst)
n.
1. Philosophy A proponent of relativism.
2. A physicist who specializes in the theories of relativity.
Translations

relativist

[ˈrelətɪvɪst] Nrelativista mf

relativist

nRelativist(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
In morality, Nietzsche starts out by adopting the position of the relativist. He says there are no absolute values "good" and "evil"; these are mere means adopted by all in order to acquire power to maintain their place in the world, or to become supreme.
The author considers two fixes and ends up endorsing a relativist semantics, according to which desire attributions express information-neutral propositions.
In summary, the idea that considerations beyond historic material fabric are important to the protection of heritage, and therefore merit respect in conservation, forms the basis of this relativist approach, as set out in the Nara Document and the Burra Charter.
This means that idealist MBA students will reject academic questionable practices more than relativist MBA students.
Meta-ethicists have long maintained that these 'anti-universalist' (e.g., 'relativist' or 'subjectivist') positions are actually a part of a much more insidious and cunning form of universalism, rather than a departure from the universal position (Reiman, 1996, 253).
to overcome, and show a certain preference for the relativist account.
Eduardo Tadem, co-convenor of the committee, noted that the Asean takes a 'very relativist concept' of human rights.
Cultural normativity is examined in evolutionary and relativist contexts and in relation to structural functionalism, cultural Marxism, neo-Marxist cultural materialism, cultural cognitivism, and postmodern ethnographies.
Critical of straightforward relativist approaches, Gregory Forth develops some opposing arguments against various authors writing on human/animal relations and taxonomic classification, particularly those who claim that folk knowledge systems are anti-taxonomic or lack natural taxonomies.
The only question is where to draw the line; whether between group two and three as the relativist demands or within group three.
She focuses on three Borges stories in particular, "El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan," "La biblioteca de Babel," and "La casa de Asterion." She defines the postmodern from what I would call a radical relativist perspective, and her reading of Borges assumes that same approach.
This edition has new material on the role of case study research in psychology and evaluation; seven tutorials; more on doing case studies under relativist or interpretivist and realist epistemologies, values and ethics and procedures for protecting human subjects, the use of logic models, composing reports, and data collection; revised definitions of case study research and the case; a more pointed discussion of analytic generalization; new terms; new material on electronic and social media sources; more emphasis on an inductive strategy for analyzing data; expanded coverage and references to a broader set of case studies, including nine new ones and five covering international affairs; and a brief glossary.