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You are such a Boy Scout! You see everything in black and white! Jack Ryan [Harrison Ford]: Not black and white, Ritter, right and wrong!
Clear and Present Danger [Paramount Pictures, ] The inescapable conclusion is that subjectivity, relativity and irrationalism are advocated [by Richard Rorty] not in order to let in all opinions, but precisely so as to exclude the opinions of people who believe in old authorities and objective truths.
The relativistic theory exists in order to support an absolutist doctrine.
We should not be surprised therefore at the extreme disarray that entered the camp of deconstructionwhen it was discovered that one of the leading ecclesiastics, Paul de Man, once had Nazi sympathies. It is manifestly absurd to suggest that a similar disarray would have attended the discovery that Paul de Man had once been a communist -- even if he taken part in some of the great communist crimes.
Sharp fluctuations of moral absolutism and moral relativism are also among the attitudes of intellectuals revealed in this study. The moral absolutism is reserved for the stern judgments of their own society, while a pragmatic moral relativism appears when they give the benefit of the doubt to certain dictators and their political systems as long as they find them fundamentally praiseworthy and well intentioned.
It follows that the centrality and consistent use of the critical faculties of intellectuals has often been overestimated. The outcome is expressed in the words of Karl Kraus: Selected Essays, Basic Books,p. He says somewhere that man is the measure of all things, of the existing, that they are, and of the non-existing, that they are not.
The first clear statement of relativism comes with the Sophist Protagoras of Abdera,as quoted by Plato: The way things appear to me, in that way they exist for me; and the way things appears to you, in that way they exist for you" [Theaetetus a] Thus, however I see things, that is actually true -- for me.
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If you see things differently, then that is true -- for you. There is no separate or objective truth apart from how each individual happens to see things.
Consequently, Protagoras says that there is no such thing as falsehood. It would be strange to tell others that what they believe is true but that they should accept what you say nevertheless. So Protagoras qualified his doctrine: Plato thought that such a qualification reveals the inconsistency of the whole doctrine.
Relativism thus has the strange logical property of not being able to deny the truth of its own contradiction.Uses and Abuses of Gresham's Law in the History of Money. Robert Mundell. Columbia university.
August Introduction. 1. Early Expressions. 2. Faulty Renderings. The 18th Century proudly referred to itself as the "Age of Enlightenment" and rightfully so, for Europe had dwelled in the dim glow of the Middle Ages when suddenly the lights began to come on in men's minds and humankind moved forward.
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