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Brecht, 1939. Social Research 6(3):392-414

The Rise of Relativism in Political and Legal Philosophy
Arnold Brecht

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 6, No. 3 (Fall 1939): 392-414

EXCERPT: Relativism in political and legal philosophy, as distinct from general philosophy, has its own characteristic development, worth being considered separately. Not only are the data of its rise and spread different from the corresponding data in the general philosophical sphere, but also the very term relativism takes on a specific meaning in these domains, as have other terms, such as positivism and historicism. -The modern history of relativism in political and legal philosophy has never been adequately traced and described, even though the problems of relativity have particularly eminent practical meaning in this field. In particular, there is a lack of clear discussion of the problem for the student of politics, for whom it is even more important than for the lawyer.
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