Relativism is the doctrine that stipulates that there is no absolute truth (see Absolutism), morality, or knowledge and that these definitions are entirely relative to the individual and to the fluctuating definitions of society.




Bob believes that there is no such thing as absolute truth and does not approve the belief that there is only one moral standard.  He told his friend Sam that absolutism was closed-minded and that the morality that works in one person’s life may not work in another person’s life.  He felt that it was hurtful and wrong to say that there is only one morality as he has many friends who live by different moral standards and they are all happy.  

Terms Often Used:

"Your truth" and "My truth"

(See Progressivism and Socialism)

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