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    Relativism is a philosophical position that posits that truth, knowledge, values, or reality are not absolute or fixed but instead vary according to different factors such as individual perspectives, cultural frameworks, or social contexts. It challenges the notion of objective or universal standards and emphasizes the role of subjectivity and relativity in shaping our understanding of the world.

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    Cultural Relativism[edit | edit source]

    Cultural Relativism asserts that there is no universal standard for measuring cultures; instead, cultural values and beliefs should be understood with their cultural context, avoiding judgment based on external norms and values. Advocates of cultural relativism emphasize that evaluating the norms and values of one culture should not be done using those of another.

    Factual Relativism[edit | edit source]

    Factual Relativism asserts that knowledge and truth are relative and dependent on subjective factors such as individual perspectives or cultural contexts. It suggests that there is no absolute or objective standard for determining what is true or justified, but rather, truth and knowledge are influenced by personal or cultural beliefs and experiences.

    Metaphysical Relativism [edit | edit source]

    Metaphysical Relativism, also known as Ontological Relativism, deals with the nature of reality and existence. It holds that reality itself is relative or subjective, varying across individuals, cultures, or perspectives. According to this view, there is no single objective reality, but rather, reality is constructed or interpreted through subjective experiences and cultural frameworks.

    Moral Relativism[edit | edit source]

    Moral Relativism posits that moral principles and ethical judgments are relative and subject to cultural, societal, or individual perspectives. It suggests that there are no universal moral standards or objective moral truths, and moral judgments should be understood within their respective cultural or individual contexts.

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    Flag of Relativism
    1. Draw what could be either a duck or a rabbit

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