The doctrine of relativism states that all truth is relative, so that what's true for one may not be true for another. Why is the doctrine of relativism another form of skepticism? Explain in detail.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 1:46 am ad1c9bdddf
7. The doctrine of relativism states that all truth is relative, so that what's true for one may not be true for another. Why is the doctrine of relativism another form of skepticism? Explain in detail
Relativism concerns the way truth is interpreted. In epistemology, the theory of relativism states that knowledge is relative to the knowing mind and also to the conditions of the senses. Originally, relativism was concerned only with the knowing subject. Truth in this sense is seen as conformity of knowledge with the object of knowledge. This involves a relationship between the subject and the object and is therefore relative. It is stated as "S knows that p". S knowing that p involves a lot concerning S, for instance the make up of S and the cultural conditionings of S. In this way the norm for the truth of the statement "S knows that p" involves many things about how S sees p. ...
Is relativism the same thing as skepticism? How did Plato distinguish truth from Opinion? These are the issues discussed here.