top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
When in Rome
An Introduction to Relativism and Knowledge
When in Rome
Click on image to enlarge

Nancy L. Gifford - Author
SUNY Series in Philosophy
N/A
Hardcover - 159 pages
Release Date: June 1983
ISBN10: 0-87395-667-2
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-667-3

Out of Print
Price: $26.95 
Paperback - 159 pages
Release Date: June 1983
ISBN10: 0-87395-668-0
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-668-0

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

"The book deals with an issue that is intrinsically important (philosophical relativism) and with a topic that an introductory audience would find immediately interesting. In short, the author has succeeded in addressing a popular audience about an important problem that they will already be interested in because of the prevalence of relativism itself in contemporary culture." -- Carl G. Vaught, Pennsylvania State University

"A book of just this introductory sort, concerning relativism, appealing and usable by undergraduates in precisely this way, has been very badly needed for a long time. The book fills a very real teaching need." -- Patrick Grim, State University of New York at Stony Brook


"It deals clearly, sensitively, and very readably with one of the most pervasive, stubborn, and destructive assumptions among students beginning philosophy." -- Marcia Cavell Aufhauser, State University of New York College at Purchase


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. The Problem of Knowledge

1. Knowledge, Who Needs It?
2. "I'm from Missouri - Show Me"
3. Have a Seat
4. Belief, Everybody's Got One
5. The Foundations of Knowledge

2. Naive Relativism

6. Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Subjective Knowledge
7. Subjective Evidence: A Philosophical Dilemma
8. Different Strokes for Different Folks: Abuses
9. The Problem of Evidence

3. Context Relativism

10. The Importance of Context: Three Examples
11. Argument from Uniqueness: The Relativist's Challenge
12. Philosophers at Work
13. Subject and Object
14. It All Depends on What You Mean: Abuses
15. Increasing Our Knowledge of the World

4. Cultural Relativism

16. The Argument from Language
17. Social Scientists at Work: Benedict and Marx
18. The Philosopher's Dilemma Returns: The Problem of Intersubjectivity
19. Tools of Evidence: Confirmation and Explanation
20. Pseudo-Generalization/Pseudo-Knowledge: Abuses
21. Science and Knowledge

5. Empirical Knowledge

22. A Modification
23. Dialogue with the Popular Relativist
24. A Final Defense of Objectivity and Universality

Index



Related Subjects
25499/24971(//)

Related Titles

Aristotle
Aristotle
A Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time
A Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time
Husserl and Heidegger
Husserl and Heidegger
Revaluing Ethics
Revaluing Ethics
Compelling Knowledge
Compelling Knowledge
The Sense of Appropriateness
The Sense of Appropriateness
Exquisite Rebel
Exquisite Rebel
The Animal Rights/Environmental Ethics Debate
The Animal Rights/Environmental Ethics Debate
In and About the World
In and About the World
Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance
Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg