On Self-Evident Truths
Symposium: After Relativism, What? Academic Questions Vol. 16, No. 1 (Winter 2002/2003) 11-15
4 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2012
Date Written: 2002
The National Association of Scholars, at some point, may want to pass a rule stating that since relativism has been criticized to perfection, we shall henceforth dedicate to it not more than 10 percent of our attention and we shall devote much more energy to what will come next. We have had a field day pointing out the abundant flaws in both the old-fashioned form and the multicultural form of relativism, so the time is ripe to focus on what, for me at least, are the more difficult questions: What moral judgments, which universal claims, can we rely on? Are there some basic truths, and how may we establish or find them?
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