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Encyclopedia > Linguistic relativism

Linguistic relativism is the principle that language is tied to the perceptions of the language user. This principle is fleshed out into the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. In linguistics, the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (SWH) states that there is a systematic relationship between the grammatical categories of the language a person speaks and how that person both understands the world and behaves in it. ...


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Wikinfo | Relativism (373 words)
Relativism is the view that the meaning and value of human beliefs and behaviors is not absolute but dependent upon and can be understood and evaluated only in terms of, for example, their historical and cultural context.
One advocate of relativism, Bernard Crick, a British political scientist, wrote "In Defense of Politics", arguing that moral conflict between people was inevitable, that it could only be resolved by ethics, and when that occurred in public the result was politics.
An extremely common argument against relativism is an inherently contradictory (self-stultifying) notion: The statement "all is relative" is either a relative statement or an absolute one.
relativism: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (3074 words)
Relativism, a theory that conceptions of truth and moral values are not absolute but are relative to the persons or groups holding them, has been receiving Alt-Clicks since the election of Pope Benedict XVI.
For them, relativism refers to a methodological stance, in which the researcher suspends (or brackets) his or her own cultural biases while attempting to understand beliefs and behaviors in their local contexts.
One common argument against relativism suggests that it inherently contradicts, refutes, or stultifies itself: the statement "all is relative" classes either as a relative statement or as an absolute one.
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