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Philosophy 1305F/G
Michael Fox

Philo1305January 16 2012 Lecture 2 Topic Arguments Against Relativism 3 Arguments Opposing RelativismAll truth is relative o The statement itself is absoluteThis makes something relative by way of absolutismThis is a contradictionDouble IgnoranceSingle Ignorance It is Socrates ultimate goal to bring his students to a state of single ignoranceIf Socrates makes you realize that you cannot define justice can you still be a judge No o When you are in double ignorance you have false opinion but do not know so o When you are in single ignorance you have no opinion you know that you dont knowIt is a kind of knowledge I am aware of my state Socrates was selfproclaimed selfignorantIn the state of single ignorance one is often more actively pursuing intelligenceThere is activity in terms of intellectual pursuit double is less than single and there is activity in terms of practical pursuit double is more than single o Thus no one wo
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