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After relativism

How to argue with a relativist

By Simon Blackburn  

Every philosopher knows of the “freshman relativist,” quick to assert, dogmatically even, that everything depends on how you look at it, that if one group thinks something then it must be true for them, and at the end of the line, just “wha’ever.” You do not have to own a signed photograph of Michael Gove to loathe and fear this cynical or sceptical character.…

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