- idea that all things are relative or subjective. That, to understand something, you must understand its context
- shorthand for moral relativism.
- absolute relativism
Usually carries negative connotation
s, as it's often done wrong
. In knee-jerk
relativism, there is a backlash
. Some people feel that, between relativism, mechanistic ethics
, and corporatism
, why western culture
is going to hell in a handbasket
While relativism seems to be a crutch for weasely rationalizations, it is nevertheless a valid provisional step towards developing a balanced view of the world.