Absolutism and Relativism: Practical Implications for Philosophical Counseling

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Andrew M Koch Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This paper presents the contrast of two traditions within philosophy, the absolutist and relativists positions in relation to psychological counseling. It is argued that the problems presented to philosophical counseling in working out a suitable method cannot be divorced from the larger debates within philosophy. The techniques and assumptions of these two traditions will lead counselors and clients in very different directions and provide very different answers to the kinds of questions engaged.

Additional Information

Publication
Koch, Andrew M. (2000) “Absolutism and Relativism: Practical Implications for Philosophical Counseling” Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 7 (4) [Winter 2000] Published by the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World [Permission to archive received from the editor of Philosophy in the Contemporary World on April 16, 2010]
Language: English
Date: 2000