Relativism: Interpretation and Confrontation

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Recent years have seen a vigorous revival of interest in relativism - both in support and in opposition. This collection of 21 essays, 16 of which appear in print here for the first time, advances the discussion found in an earlier volume, "Relativism: Cognitive and Moral". These present selections focus on philosophical and methodological issues of relativism by exhibiting its varieties and by rehearsing its virtues and vices. The contributions concern relativism in a wide range of practices in the human studies. The ways in which the contributors construe relativism vary considerably, as do their critical attitudes toward it.

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Michael Krausz is Milton C. Nahm Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. He is the author of Rightness and Reasons: Interpretation in Cultural Practices (1993) and Limits of Reason (2000), and he has edited several previous volumes, including The Interpretation of Music: Philosophical Essays (1993).

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