chapter  10
Iterated Non-Refutation: Robert Lockie on Relativism
ByAnders Tolland
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In ‘Relativism and Reflexivity’ (this journal, Vol. 11(3) (September 2003), pp. 319-39), Robert Lockie presents a version of the self-refutation (by formal

reductio

) argument against relativism. Section I below gives a sketch of Lockie’s argument. Section II presents three problems concerning the presuppositions behind Lockie’s argument, and it is argued that the last of these problems is fatal to his

reductio

. Section III discusses another assumption, one that most attempts to construct a

reductio

of relativism have in common.