Relativism is a doctrine which is associated with both Epistemology
- Epistemic Relativism - They epistemological view which holds that there are no facts beyond
one's own perceptions (or experiences). Hence, anything that I believe is "true" because there is no
objective fact of the matter. The strong version of epistemic relativism (called 'Subjectivism') holds that the inidvidual determine reality
while the more conservative form of relativism (called 'Conventionalism') claims that truth depends on cultural or historical perspective.
- Ethical Relativism - The Descriptivist position which maintains that ethical systems are not
objective features of the universe. Since they are not objective, the
Relativist maintains that ethical systems are relative to either individual
agents (called 'Subjectivism') or specific social groups (called 'Conventionalism').