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    • The aporetic interweaving of relativity and relativism in Derrida’s thinking 

      Hurst, Andrea (University of the Free State, 2005)
      English: The connection between relativity and relativism both clarifies and is clarified by Derrida’s thinking. To show this, I shall first associate each term with compatible Derridean terms. “Economy”, “structure”, ...
    • The application of philosophical tools to the theme of relativity and relativism 

      Visagie, Johann (University of the Free State, 2005)
      English: This article initially describes a specific conception of philosophical tools — models of coherence at various levels and in different contexts of philosophical analysis. The overall purpose is to apply some of ...
    • The contemporary context of relativity and relativism 

      Olivier, Bert (University of the Free State, 2005)
      English: In this paper an analogy is drawn between certain features of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and the model of signification encountered in the work of the post-structuralists Lacan and Derrida. This analogy ...
    • Contingency and universality in the Habermas-Rorty debate 

      Van Niekerk, Anton (University of the Free State, 2005)
      English: In this article the debate between Habermas and Rorty on the issue of relativism is discussed critically. Developments in Rorty’s position are pointed out, for example his current acceptance of the epithet ...
    • Relativism in national higher education policy documents: what is a university? 

      Lategan, Laetus (University of the Free State, 2005)
      English: Several national higher education policy documents have been published over the past ten years. In spite of the impact of these documents on universities, nowhere do they deal critically with what a university is ...
    • Relativity and relativism: historical and systematic considerations 

      Strauss, Danie (University of the Free State, 2005)
      English: A brief overview of the emergence of the relativistic challenge to the so-called “exact” natural sciences, such as mathematics and physics, is followed by an analysis of the crisis that Husserl experienced in ...