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42-50

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© 2012, Augie Faller

Abstract

In this paper I present relativism (as found in John MacFarlane's work) using 2-dimensional propositional matrices and other tools from philosophical semantics. I also identify some of the key features of relativism and closely related theories, distinguishing relativism from contextualism and nonindexical contextualism (moderate relativism). Next, I discuss the problem of disagreement, and the problem facing the relativist who tries to capture genuine disagreement. Finally, I gesture at my preferred view, that the sentences under consideration are 'assessment indexical', and provide an insight into its possible mechanics.

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