Do you have to be a relativist to be a good sociologist?

Reply Tue 3 Apr, 2012 11:58 am
We discussed this in philosophy today.
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Reply Tue 3 Apr, 2012 01:45 pm
In regard to ethics and morality, I don't see what relativism has to do with sociology seeing as how sociology is a study of societies whereby one would be describing societal dynamics. It may come into play if you were making value judgments, but then I don't think that would be something relevant to sociology.
Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2012 08:09 pm
i don't think I'd HAVE to be.. but it could be different depending upon the individual
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Reply Fri 20 Jan, 2017 10:19 am
I disagree with your statement, that sociology has nothing to do with relativism. If you know the essence of relativism, you would know that relativism within culture is what determines social differences.
Reply Fri 20 Jan, 2017 11:20 am
Sure, relativism is an aspect of culture, but a sociologist need not be a relativist to be a good sociologist which is the question I was addressing.
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