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
) 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
. Section III discusses another assumption, one that most attempts to construct a
of relativism have in common.