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Spring Term 2019 TOP: RELATIVISM - 3283 - PHIL 600

Prerequisites/Notes: Three courses in philosophy or consent of instructor

Catalog Description : Specific topics for the year will be published as classes are scheduled.

Topic for Spring 2019: Relativism
We often speak of one thing being relative to another. Such a relativism claim is expressed, for example, in physics by the theory of general relativity, which claims that the structure of space-time varies relative to massive objects, such as the Earth. But relativism claims are also found across all areas of philosophy. For example, it has been claimed that moral obligations vary relative to one’s culture, that knowledge depends upon the practical importance of knowing, that meaning varies with context of utterance, and that truth is relative to standards of assessment. In this course, we will examine these and other philosophical relativism claims, while also investigating the general question of what binds all these claims together as varieties of relativism.



Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Capstone Course


Term

Spring Term 2019

Instructors

Mark Phelan

Course

PHIL 600

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Standard

Title

TOP: RELATIVISM

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CRN

3283

Status

Active

Class Time

09:00-10:50 TR

Start-End Date

Mar 25, 2019-Jun 05, 2019

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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