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Social science and the challenge of relativism

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Published by Florida State University Press in Tallahassee .
Written in English


  • Social sciences,
  • Relativity

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementLawrence Hazelrigg.
LC ClassificationsH91 .H42 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2042379M
ISBN 100813009170
LC Control Number88019132

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  Relativism And The Social Sciences book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This volume of essays deals with the problem of relativ   The Challenge of Cultural Relativism by James Rachels “Morality differs in every society, and is a convenient term for socially approved habits.” Ruth Benedict, Patterns of Culture () the literature of social science: Different cultures have different moral ://~vancecd/phil/ This is an engaging book written in a fictive dialogue form between four philosophers of science from different philosophical camps: one relativist, the second pragmatist, the third positivist and the last character realist. The last three characters gang up to corner the relativist throughout the :// Key Terms. ethnocentrism: The tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one’s own culture.; cultural relativism: Cultural relativism is a principle that was established as axiomatic in anthropological research by Franz Boas in the first few decades of the twentieth century, and later popularized by his first articulated the idea in “ civilization :_Sociology_(Boundless)/

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