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After Relativism

"Everything is relative" has become the mantra of our age.

"Everything is relative" has become the mantra of our age - in ethics, in art and in science. But does this in fact mean we are lost? Should we retreat to the safe havens of absolute truth, or is there an alternative adventure beyond postmodernity?

Author of Truth Simon Blackburn, non-realist philosopher and Closure theorist Hilary Lawson, and philosopher of science Michela Massimi explore ways forward from postmodernity.

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