Beyond Relativism? Re-engaging Wittgenstein

Bal, Ramakanta (2002) Beyond Relativism? Re-engaging Wittgenstein. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 196-198.


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Relativism is the view that there are as many worlds as there are ways of thinking and expressing the worlds that are expressed. That is to say, things are related to the ways in which we express them. Thus philosophers assert that the way we express our thoughts in language even affects the way we perceive the world. Relativism is a reaction against the view that there is one and only one way of describing the world. Therefore, relativists argue that the different conceptual abilities and habits are liable to result in different ways of seeing the world.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Relativsm; Logical Structure of Language; Wittgenstein, L.; Williams, B.; Strawson, P.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Logik, analytische Philosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Ontologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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