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Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 09:39:14 +0100
Subject: Re: BHA: Terms of Jugement (call for help)

Hang on. 

it's judgmental RATIONALISM

and epistemic RELATIVISM

or I am missing something important here!?<italic>

</italic>Agree on the whole with Jan's summary though am surprised that 
Bhaskar is so bold as to affirm that the ONLY good grounds are 
rational grounds. 


<color><param>0100,0100,0100</param>On 30 Apr 2001, at 0:23, howard engelskirchen wrote:

<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> Eric,


> I think the distinction between epistemic relativism and judgmental

> relativism needs all the press it can get.


> A very clear discussion is in PON (1st ed) at 73-74.


> Howard


> At 06:50 PM 4/29/01 -0400, you wrote:

> >I am in the middle of a book review, and I am stuck for a piece of Bhaskar

> >terminology.     But we don't have to abandon the possiblity of rationally

> >discriminating between judgments.   Is this "judgmental relativism"? or is

> >judgmental relativism the name for the absolute relativism that Bhaskar is

> >arguing against?   Do I even have the quote/summary right? (close?)   Where

> >can this distinction/quote be found?      Help!!!!   

> >

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