Social Research Glossary

 

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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Perspectivism


core definition

Perspectivism is the view that any system of concepts of beliefs is as valid as any other system for interpreting the world.


explanatory context

Perspectivism is a term probably originated by Ortega y Gasset (although similar ideas occurred earlier in Neitschze's writing).

 

According to perspectivism, there is no authoritative independent criterion for determining that one such system is more valid than another.

 

Perspectivism raises a particular problem in linguistics as it questions whether it is legitimate or possible to translate one language into another.


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associated issues

 


related areas

See also

linguistics

relativism


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