Quotation by Donald Davidson

The dominant metaphor of conceptual relativism, that of differing points of view, seems to betray an underlying paradox. Different points of view make sense, but only if there is a common co-ordinate system on which to plot them; yet the existence of a common system belies the claim of dramatic incomparability.
Donald Davidson (b. 1917), U.S. philosopher. Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation, p. 184, Oxford University Press (1984).
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