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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativism

Relativism is the idea that views are relative to differences in perception and consideration. .... Normative relativism (say, in regard to normative ethical relativism) therefore implies that things (say, ethical claims) ... a relativist view because it posits that linguistic categories and structures shape the way people view the world.

plato.stanford.edu/entries/pragmatism

Aug 16, 2008 ... The tender minded tend to be idealistic, optimistic and religious, while the ... People need a philosophy that is both empiricist in its adherence to facts yet ... This human witness tries to get sight of the squirrel by moving rapidly .... the use of the phrase 'practical consequences' suggests that these are to be ...

plato.stanford.edu/entries/rorty

Feb 3, 2001 ... Providing a contrasting image of philosophy, Rorty has sought to integrate and .... of the myths and dogmas of epistemology is, Rorty suggests, that "we see knowledge as a ... Though the theme is explicit in PM and CP ("Pragmatism, Relativism, ... He says: "I tend to view natural science as in the business of ...

www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/us/rorty.htm

So pragmatists see the Platonic tradition as having outlived its usefulness. ... When they suggest that we not ask questions about the nature of Truth and .... in which we try to form pictures of reality, but as part of the behaviour of human beings. ..... and that people are morally responsible for whatever their peers tend to hold ...

www.iep.utm.edu/dewey

On this view, inquiry should not be understood as consisting of a mind ... Life and Works; Theory of Knowledge; Metaphysics; Ethical and Social Theory ... impact upon Dewey's thought, suggesting the barrenness of static models of nature, and the ... includingReconstruction in Philosophy (1920), Human Nature and Conduct  ...

pages.shanti.virginia.edu/jda3a/files/2009/11/Pragmatism-and-Bioethics-pdf.pdf

the intersection of ethics and medicine, American-style bioethics has been resolutely middlebrow .... 6 In addition to the present essay, see John D. Arras, “ Rorty's Pragmatism and Bioethics” ... istry, converge in a “judgment model” that tends to focus exclusively on ..... of ethics itself as an adaptive form of human behavior.

docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1456&context=eandc

that those aspects of pragmatism which Rorty claims are the most relevant are ... because it is a bad theory, even though the majority of people currently believe .... have in common did not stop him from writing ethics. For ... human behavior might find it helpful to postulate" (p. 177). ..... This is why Rorty naturally tends to see.

sites01.lsu.edu/faculty/voegelin/wp-content/uploads/sites/80/2015/09/Scott-Segrest2.pdf

moral truth to be the shifting "matrix of human relations. ... What I want to suggest here is that Pragmatism didn't have to go that way, that, ... between James's moral vision, on the one hand, and Dewey's and Rorty's, ... how it asks us to behave. ..... judgments seem arbitrary, and when people begin to see these as merely ...

www.hughlafollette.com/papers/pragmati.htm

The pragmatist's rejection of a criterial view of morality springs from its rejection of the ... the rich notion of habit he developed in Human Nature and Conduct (1988/ 1922). ... We tend to construe habits as external forces making us bite our nails, ..... The common view of means suggests that humans are basically passive ...