The Book of Absolutes: A Critique of Relativism and a Defence of Universals

The Book of Absolutes: A Critique of Relativism and a Defence of Universals

By: William D. Gairdner (author)Hardback

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A lively challenge to postmodern opinion that reveals satisfying and reliable certainties

About Author

William D. Gairdner is a best-selling author, businessman, and independent scholar . His most recent books are Canada's Founding Debates and The Trouble with Democracy.

Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction 1 A Brief History of Relativism; 2 The Main Types of Relativism; 3 Objections to Relativism; 4 The Universals of Human Life and Culture; 5 The Constants of Nature; 6 The War over Biology: Setting the Stage; 7 Hardwired: The Universals of Human Biology, Sex, and Brain Sex; 8 Universals of Law: The Natural Law and the Moral Law; 9 The Natural Law and the Moral Law at Work in the World; 10 How Language Theory Changed the (Post) Modern World; 11 German Philosophy and the Relativist Revolt against Western Civilization; 12 The Sacred Text: The French Nietzsche and the French Heidegger; 13 Po-Mo and the Return to Absolutes; 14 The Universals of Language; 15 A Postscript, with a Word about the Universals of Literature, Myth, and Symbol Appendix: Some Universals and Constants of Nature and Human Nature; Notes; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773534131
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780773534131
  • ISBN10: 077353413X

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