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On Custom in the Economy$
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Ekkehart Schlicht

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198292241

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198292244.001.0001

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(p.286) Appendix B The Principle of Relativity

(p.286) Appendix B The Principle of Relativity

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On Custom in the Economy
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Ekkehart Schlicht

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198292244.005.0002

This appendix contrasts cultural relativism with cultural universalism and argues in favour of the ‘principle of relativity’, viz. that social theory ought to be formulated independently of the point of view, or cultural position, taken by the observer.

Keywords:   cultural relativism, cultural universalism, relativity, social theory

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