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Relativism and Reality
By Robert Kirk

Relativism and Reality

A Contemporary Introduction

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Relativism and Reality by Robert Kirk

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Our thoughts about the world are clearly influenced by such things as point of view, temperament, past experience and culture. However, some thinkers go much further and argue that everything that exists depends on us, arguing that 'even reality is relative'. Can we accept such a claim in the face of events such as floods and other natural disasters or events seemingly beyond our control? 'Realists' argue that reality is independent of out thinking. 'Relativists' disagree, arguing that what there is depends on our point of view. Which is right? Robert Kirk provides a crystal clear account of this debate from the Greek philosophers to Wittgenstein and Rorty. Along the way, he unpacks some of the more complicated issues surrounding ideas of objectivity, subjectivity, pragmatism and realism essential for those beginning any study of philosphy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415208161
ISBN-10: 0415208165
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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