Re: Cultural relativism

From: Douglas P. Wilson (
Date: Mon 18 Nov 2002 - 00:14:35 GMT

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    I don't advocate isms, but look at tools and techniques.

    Multiple points of view is an invaluable, essential technique. You cannot build a house without giving at least three views, Plan, Front Elevation, and Side Elevation.

    But, multiple points of view must not be mistaken for license to misunderstand what is seen from any point of view or mislead others about what is seen from there -- all of which cultural relativists like to do, and apparently feel a right to do. http://www.SocialTechnology.Org/pofv.html is an old page on this, but doesn't emphasize enough that you must be accurate about what you do see from your point of view.

            dpw http://www.SocialTechnology.Org/dpwilson.html

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