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Created August 8, 2020 05:06
A markdown version of an essay by David B. Zilberman
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On Cultural Relativism and "Radical Doubt"
David B. Zilberman

Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn, in their study of culture[^1], mention in passing that Descartes, the man who commenced the new Western philosophy by introducing his method of "radical doubt", was also the first one who detected the problem of cultural relativism. And indeed, as we read in Chapter 1 of his "Discourse on Method":

porpoiseless / tnil-color-picker.html
Created July 29, 2020 18:31
Color picker for The Next Ithkuilic Language!
<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8"/>
<title>TNIL Color Picker</title>
@import url(';700&display=swap');
html {
--border: #909090;
// TSORT: my half-assed topological sort program
// it is ugly, but it works (I think?)
// tsort expects an array 2 element arrays, where the first item is an
// identifier of the node, and the second is an array of identifiers
// for nodes that are dependencies.
// example:
// [

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