One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The theory that knowledge of a subject is inevitably partial and limited by the individual perspective from which it is viewed.See also relativism
- ‘The rhetorical solution lies in what Burke, following Nietzsche, called perspectivism.’
- ‘In Nietzsche's perspectivism, two basic notions come together.’
- ‘By juxtaposing Popper against Nietzsche, I would outline an abductive system which connects individual perspectivism with scientific reality (however naive the prospect).’
- ‘So there is a kind of perspectivism that's built into the Elizabethan intellectual culture.’
- ‘What is resisted in both Nietzsche's embodied/embedded perspectivism and his elitism is universalism.’
2The practice of regarding and analyzing a situation or work of art from different points of view.
- ‘To do so requires a width and breadth of perspective on the human condition that are at the furthest possible distance from the perspectivism and narcissism of so much contemporary historiography.’
- ‘Such perspectivism is not to be mistaken for relativism, however.’
- ‘If one tried to press his perspectivism harder than that, it would seem very dubious.’
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