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From Plato to Platonism

Lloyd P. Gerson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Was Plato a Platonist? While ancient disciples of Plato would have answered this question in the affirmative, modern scholars have generally denied that Plato's own philosophy was in substantial ... More


The Discourse of Anti-Relativism in the Political Thought of the Catholic Church

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

in Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170789
eISBN:
9780231540377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170789.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides a history of the discourse of anti-relativism in the political thought of the Catholic Church, from the first recorded usage of the term in 1884 to the present day.


Pre-Post-Modern Relativism

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

in Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second chapter offers historical perspectives on the charge of relativism recurrently lodged against challenges to traditional claims of absolute, objective and/or universal truth. It begins by ... More


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