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The Resource The book of absolutes : a critique of relativism and a defence of universals, William D. Gairdner, (electronic resource)

The book of absolutes : a critique of relativism and a defence of universals, William D. Gairdner, (electronic resource)

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The book of absolutes : a critique of relativism and a defence of universals
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The book of absolutes
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a critique of relativism and a defence of universals
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William D. Gairdner
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eng
Biography type
contains biographical information
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index present
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
The book of absolutes : a critique of relativism and a defence of universals, William D. Gairdner, (electronic resource)
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The book of absolutes : a critique of relativism and a defence of universals, William D. Gairdner, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A brief history of relativism -- The main types of relativism -- Objections to relativism -- The universals of human life and culture -- The constants of nature -- The war over biology: setting the stage -- Hardwired: the universal of human biology, sex, and brain sex -- Universals of law: the natural law and the moral law -- The natural law and the moral law at work in the world -- How language theory changed the (post) modern world -- German philosophy and the relativist revolt against Western civilization -- The sacred text: the French Nietzsche and the French Heidegger -- Po-mo and the return to absolutes -- The universals of language -- A postscript, with a word about universals of literature, myth, and symbol -- Appendix: some universals and constants of nature and human nature
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xvi, 398 p.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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