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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 6. Relativism Critique]

Full Idea

Does a relativist have any authority to decide about things which will happen in the future?


'Relativists' seem to deny the existence of any fixed truth (leaving only points of view)

Gist of Idea

How can a relativist form opinions about what will happen in the future?


Plato (Theaetetus [c.368 BCE], 178c)

Book Reference

Plato: 'Theaetetus', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [Penguin 1987], p.76

A Reaction

Nice question! It seems commonsense that such speculations are possible, but without a concept of truth they are ridiculous.