The Coherence of Relativism

Is relativism a view that holds together, both logically and in practice? This conference gathers a wide range of philosophers representing a variety of viewpoints, including those who are opposed to, sympathetic to and ambivalent about relativism, to develop a fruitful conversation about the coherence of relativism, both at a formal level and in a more social context.  It aims to understand with greater sophistication the possibilities, variations and limitations of a view that has long been on the philosophical horizon but is in our global age, perhaps, more relevant than ever.

The conference is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged.

For more information and registration please contact Prof. Dr. Alyssa Luboff ( or Dorothee Schmitt (

Here you find the homepage of the conference.


Datum: 13.12.2014 - 14.12.2014
Veranstaltungsort: Stucksaal im
Poppelsdorfer Schloss
Meckenheimer Allee 169
53115 Bonn

Vorschaubild Michael Krausz: Relativism as Opposed to What?
Vorschaubild Huw Price: 'Here' is the Tip of the Iceberg
Vorschaubild Alyssa Luboff: Constructing the Coherence of Relativism
Vorschaubild Otávio Bueno: Pluralism and Relativism: Logic, Mathematics, Metaphysics
Vorschaubild Dorothee Schmidt: Relativism and Self-Refutation
Vorschaubild Christopher Norris: Philosophy as a Kind of Poetry: on Richard Rorty
Vorschaubild Markus Gabriel: Ontological Relativism and Metametaphysical Nihilism
Vorschaubild Michael N. Forster: Protagoras´ Relativism