Essays Tagged: "Relativism"

'How true would it be to say that Socrates was a sophist?'

two sides to everything, often undermining faith in religion and real values by preaching a kind of relativism. Many sophists saw the gods as creations of men, and were often agnostic or atheistic and ...

(7 pages) 320 2 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Postmodernism; Does It Apply? Discusses postmodernism; what it is and reflects whether Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues can be considered postmodern.

in North America, it is often associated, by both supporters and critics, with positions of extreme relativism and self-contradictory denials of the possibility of truth and knowledge. The word postmo ...

(5 pages) 263 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sophists to Socrates.

o Socrates1."Man is the Measure of all things." In this dictum, Protagoras introduced the theory of relativism based on analysis of sense perception. Explain this and it's, (relativism's), impact on e ... (relativism's), impact on ethics.Protagoras was a pioneer of a theory of perception. His theory of relativism captures the essence of appearance and the true nature of things. From his work we raise ...

(6 pages) 150 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Moral right and wrong are just a matter of opinion.

justification of out moral principles. This essay will look at the different approaches to morality.Relativism and absolutism are theories which are concerned with morality and the justification of ou ... that there are many different moral frameworks, none of which are any more correct than the others. Relativism has been criticised quite heavily because it implies the validity even of the view that r ...

(6 pages) 355 1 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

This essay is about the French Revolution. It breifly describes the events of the French Revolution. It compares the goals of the Revolution to the values of the Enlightenment.

Enlightenment."Changing social morals marked the beginning of the Enlightenment, as individualism, relativism, and rationalism gained widespread adherencein the wake of the Scientific Revolution, the ...

(3 pages) 301 1 2.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution

The Dangers of Objectification

he person's ethical philosophy. It is to equate me with egoism, or to equate the other student with relativism.But I am more than Bob the egoist; I am also Bob the philosopher, I am Bob the student, I ... rily concerned with other people's welfare.For me to equate Linda with a specific doctrine, such as relativism, is also to deny Linda, in my own mind, her own capacity for becoming that which she is n ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Living Together

These days seem to be times of relativism. There seem to be no real morals, no real sense of commitment. This is also a time where ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

"Different cultures have different truths". "A truth is that which can be accepted universally". What are the implications for knowledge of agreeing with these opposing statements?

ents?The two statements are contradictory as they essentially convey opposing theories about truth; relativism - the belief that what is true is what is accepted by one's culture or community - and ab ... the different areas of knowledge.Knowledge is generally accepted as a justified true belief, and if relativism and absolutism is in discordance about the truth, its validity can be questioned. The imp ...

(5 pages) 89 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The construct of the western democratic moral.

at the plurality of values or principles that are relevant to moral judgment are grounded in either relativism or subjectivism or a combination of both . She further questions whether pluralism is act ... ge or visible political scale. Furthermore, Lukes criticises relativist arguments by declaring that relativism fails to take claims seriously by denying their applicability beyond cultural boundaries ...

(4 pages) 39 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Relativism versus Objectivism

The moral debate of relativism versus objectivism is one that confronts a moral question that philosophers have been deb ... esent the arguments for each view and I will also argue for the position I favor: moral objectivism.Relativism is the view that states that moral principles vary by culture (conventionalism) or by ind ... approved habits, and normal is a variant of the concept of good. Subjectivism is the extreme end of relativism. This view holds that morality is determined at the individual level, not a social or uni ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

The Paradox of Nationality in Zadie Smith's "White Teeth".

es--one that recognizes the problems inherent in defining nationality without resorting to hopeless relativism.When Archie marries Clara they must each state their nationality. Archie writes "English" ...

(8 pages) 30 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Diversity Divided

ess hierarchy, or judged in terms of someone absolute standard.He distinguishes such pluralism from relativism, which holds that different cultures have tastes or attitudes that are not objectively va ... attitudes that are not objectively valid. Multiculturalism is, he believes, an important position; relativism is not. In the United States of America, the celebration of difference, the promotion of ...

(4 pages) 121 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Business ethics- explanation of definition

rights will bleed through the problem with a positive and truthful result.Like a virtuous person, a relativism individual makes a virtual decision, but with a greater source of information. With relat ... not make a choice on their own behalf without concurring from a larger source or group. Similar to relativism, a teleological individual; however, does not rely on a larger group. He/She will make a ...

(3 pages) 147 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Socrates' Ideas Today

His ideas and values were seen as contradicting to the culture he lived in.His culture was based on relativism. The major group that preached this idea were the Sophists. Socrates felt that they had n ...

(7 pages) 34 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Relativism, Subjectivism, Egoism

implications that can be deduced from the situation, which amplifies the concepts of subjectivism, relativism, and egoism. Analyzing the situation using the subjectivist critique will suggest that th ... act is selfish for they fail to consider the child’s welfare (Rachels, 2006).Lastly, cultural relativism can be reflected by the “culture” shared by both the father and the daughter th ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics


eone else wants is foundation of the free market. It is what enables us to solve the problem of the relativism of euergetic goods. The free market actually enables everyone to get what they want. Even ... eone else wants is foundation of the free market. It is what enables us to solve the problem of the relativism of euergetic goods. The free market actually enables everyone to get what they want. Even ...

(19 pages) 75 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The Hero

ho lie, cheat and steal. In life there is no defined good and bad and many authors use this idea of relativism, that "conceptions of truth and moral values are not absolute but are relative" (Relativi ...

(1 pages) 313 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Ethical Perspective

ategories: 1) character/virtue, 2) obligation/deontology, 3) results/utilitarianism and 4) equality/relativism based on my personal results. According to the Ethics Awareness Inventory obligation is t ...

(4 pages) 298 1 4.5 Oct/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Ethical Perspective

perspectives including character/virtue, obligation/deontology, results/utilitarianism, and equity/relativism. My own personal ethical perspective will also be described and evaluated using results f ... information in determining which solution will achieve the greatest good (for the majority).Equity/ RelativismEquity perspective ethics involves the use of past and present experiences to make ethical ...

(5 pages) 231 0 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication

Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy Comparison

ing wrong or right morally. There are also three different ideas about morals which are skepticism, relativism, and subjectivism. Skepticism would be when people feel that having moral knowledge is no ... now what moral standards are. This means that any thing goes and there is no right or wrong belief. Relativism is the fact that different cultures have different beliefs and have differences on what i ...

(3 pages) 73 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy