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The book of absolutes

William D. Gairdner

The book of absolutes

a critique of relativism and a defence of universals

by William D. Gairdner

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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press in Montreal .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cultural relativism,
  • Universals (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementWilliam D. Gairdner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1500.R37 G35 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 398 p. ;
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23230670M
    ISBN 10077353413X
    ISBN 109780773534131
    LC Control Number2009294540

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No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. The Book of Absolutes Book Description: Gairdner refutes the popular belief in cultural relativism by showing that there are hundreds of well-established cross-cultural "human universals.".

The Book of Absolutes: A Critique of Relativism and a Defense of Universals by William D. Gairdner (Montreal, QC & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, )> R.V. YOUNG is a professor of Renaissance literature and literary criticism at North Carolina State University and editor of Modern Age “There is one thing a professor can be.

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Zacharias compares how major world religions answer six major philosophical questions. The author skillfully yet respectfully shows how world religions are not the same and how one must make honest decisions about which is by: 1. For instance, some absolutes required by the book itself, in this arena are (1.) the Lehites were real people with real children, real problems, etc.

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Bill Wilson included the absolutes specifically in Steps 4, 5, 10 & 11 as found in the Big Book. However, he used them in their opposite self-will form, since we need to see where self-will fails us: 4 ABSOLUTES of the OXFORD GROUP and the A.A. FOUR STANDARDS 4 ABSOLUTES A.A. 4 STANDARDS Honest Dishonest Purity ResentmentFile Size: KB.

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The Big Book was originally published in by AA founders Bill W. and Dr. Bob. The book serves as the basic text of AA.

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Over four weeks, we’ll read the entire book. Read a book by Ernest Kurtz a while ago called "The Spirituality of Imperfection" which I think explains very well why AA separated from the Oxford Group and their idea of "Absolutes".

In fact the "dark secrets" of Frank Buchman (the Oxford Group founder. later known as Moral Rearmament) provide a good example of what often befalls those with.The Book of Absolutes William D. Gairdner Table of Contents ix Introduction xi 1 A Brief History of Relativism 3 2 The Main Types of Relativism 22 3 Objections to Relativism 31 4 The Universals of Human Life and Culture 44 5 The Constants of Nature 69 6 The War over Biology: Setting the Stage 7 Hardwired: The Universals of Human Biology, Sex, and Brain Sex 8 .The result is a serious inability to know right from wrong.

As the Bible puts it, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah ). In contrast to this lack of absolute values, the Bible teaches that right and wrong, good and.