chapter  3
Did Williams find the truth in relativism?
ByCAROL ROVANE
Pages 28

Bernard Williams provided what must be the most distinctive and influential contribution to the topic of relativism in his lifetime, certainly in the English-speaking philosophical world. One thing that set his approach apart is the care he gave to formulating the doctrine of relativism before attempting to evaluate the various reasons that might be put forward in favor of it or against it. In this chapter, I aim to follow his example, likewise taking care to formulate the doctrine before I attempt to evaluate it. And throughout, I will be critically engaging the position he took in the article from which this one derives its title.1