We get at the meaning of the term most easily by considering what it is that "relativity" is opposed to.
"Relativity" of knowledge is opposed to absoluteness or positiveness of knowledge.
But this doctrine of relativity really involves a condemnation of our knowledge (and of all knowledge), because it fails to realize an impossible and self-contradictory ideal.
Idealism; Pragmatism; Relativity Of Knowledge, while separate discussions of ancient and medieval philosophers will be found in biographical articles and articles on the chief philosophical schools, e.g.
By the way in which the relativity of sense and the object of sense is conceived, 7b 35-37.
And what is to be said of the judgment of a writer who considers the relativity of thought demonstrated by the fact that every judgment unites two members?
Of relativity of motion, which is often felt to be a stumbling-block on the very threshold of the subject, is to be judged.
Its reasonings were solidly founded on the principle of the relativity of motion.
I do remember some theories concerning relativity suggesting some sort of motion in space might allow time travel if space-time geometrics are possible.
Such an extreme relativity, as advocated by T.
To see the absurdity of the second paradox of relativity is easier than to refute it.
It is in Mill's Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy that the classical statement of the Relativity of Knowledge is to be found.
In his " tesmoynages de nostre imbecillite " he follows in the main the lines of the ancients, and he sums up with a lucid statement of the two great arguments in which the sceptical thought of every age resumes itself - the impossibility of verifying our faculties, and the relativity of all impressions.
The intuitive into the a priori, he found a further reason for the relativity of knowledge.
He thus arrives at the principle of Relativity; harmony and unity consist in diversity and multiplicity.
RELATIVITY OF KNOWLEDGE, a philosophic tern which.
The second sense of relativity, that which asserts the impossibility of knowing things except as conditioned by our perceptive faculties, is more important philosophically and has had a more interesting history.
In short, this kind of relativity leads straight to what is generally known as the abyss of solipsism."
Similarly it only carried the doctrine of relativity to its logical conclusion in denying that there could be any absolute relativity.