Search for dissertations about: "relativism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 swedish dissertations containing the word relativism.

  1. 1. Metaethical Relativism: Against the Single Analysis Assumption

    Author : Ragnar Francén; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; moral relativism; metaethical relativism; speaker relativism; appraiser;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates the plausibility of metaethical relativism, or more specifically, what I call “moral truth-value relativism”: the idea that the truth of a moral statement or belief depends on who utters or has it, or who assesses it. According to the most prevalent variants of this view in philosophical literature – “standard relativism” – the truth-values are relative to people’s moralities, often understood as some subset of their affective or desire- like attitudes. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Kolkata Intellectuals and Bengali Modernity

    Author : Kerstin B. Andersson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Kolkata; West Bengal; Intellectuals; Elite groups; Intellectual discourse; Postcolonialism; Relativism; Subaltern Studies; Methodology; Anthropology; Social Change; Development; Media; Kolkata; Västbengalen; intellektuella; elitgrupper; intellektuell diskurs; postkolonialism; relativism; subaltern studies; metod; antropologi; social förändring; utveckling; media;

    Abstract : The aim with this thesis is to explore and enhance the understanding of methodological questions in anthropological analysis. I focus my main argument on topics taken up in antiorientalist and postcolonial approaches. Analysis is closely related to political issues and an analysis include a critical reflection and deconstruction. READ MORE

  3. 3. Naturalising Intentionality : Inquiries into Realism & Relativism

    Author : Alexander Almér; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Anti-realism; context; faultless disareement; inner perception; intentionality; internal realism; knowledge by acquaintance; metaphysical realism; naturalism; pragmatic-semantic distinction; relativism;

    Abstract : Cognitive scientists, linguists and philosophers have expressed hope that mental and linguistic content (aboutness) eventually will be explained in broadly natural scientific terms. This dissertation investigates certain problems pertaining to attempts to naturalise mental aboutness and related semantic concepts like reference and truth. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Possibility of Discussion : Relativism, Truth, and Criticism of Religious Beliefs

    Author : Hugo Strandberg; Eberhard Herrmann; Ingolf U. Dalferth; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy of religion; discussion; relativism; truth; criticism of religious beliefs; fideism; objectivity; universality; Wittgenstein; Davidson; Heidegger; Swinburne; Religionsfilosofi; Philosophy of religion; Religionsfilosofi; Philosophy of Religion; religionsfilosofi;

    Abstract : The dissertation seeks to address the issue of how fruitful discussion of religious beliefs is possible, i.e. how it is criticism of religious beliefs is possible. In the philosophy of religion, discussions of religious beliefs are often understood as starting from putative universal norms and rules for argumentation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Value Grounded on Attitudes. Subjectivism in Value Theory

    Author : Fritz-Anton Fritzson; Praktisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Subjectivism; objectivism; relativism; absolutism; value and attitudes; supervenience and constitutive ground of value; final value; intrinsic value; good and good for; motivational internalism; idealization; value projection; error and evaluative language;

    Abstract : The thesis examines a specific way of understanding the subjectivist position in value theory according to which subjectivism is the view that value is grounded on attitudes. It is argued that this should be seen as a second-order claim about the nature of value although with pluralistic implications on the substantial, first-order level. READ MORE