Politics Breeds Relativism
If we could say nothing else about politics, that would be a damning indictment.
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Aeon J. Skoble - 9/8/2004
That's exactly right. As far back as Socrates and Plato, this has been a robust critique of democratic institutions - they do tend to foster relativism. If we can vote John Doe into office by majority rule, he is therefore justified in doing things. But just because most people agree about something doesn't necessarily make it true or just or right. Big problem.
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