9780773523807

Relativism

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780773523807

  • ISBN10:

    0773523804

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-11-01
  • Publisher: McGill Queens Univ Pr

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $24.95 Save up to $2.49
  • Rent Book $22.46
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Paul O'Grady clearly distinguishes five main kinds: relativism about truth, relativism about logic, ontological relativism, epistemological relativism, and, finally, relativism about rationality. In each case he shows what makes a position relativist and how it differs from a sceptical or pluralist position. He ends by presenting a thoroughly integrated position that rejects some forms while defending others. The book includes discussion of recent work by Putnam, Devitt, Searle, Priest, and Quine and offers a succinct survey of contemporary debates. This lively discussion of the issue will be welcome reading for all those involved in philosophical inquiry.

Author Biography

Paul O'Grady is Lecturer in Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction to relativism
1(26)
Truth and logic
27(26)
Ontological relativism
53(36)
Epistemological relativism
89(42)
Relativism about rationality
131(40)
Evaluating relativism
171(12)
Guide to further reading 183(4)
Bibliography 187(6)
Index 193

Rewards Program

Write a Review