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Any songs about relativism?

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So I teach a philosophy class and every lecture I play a "song of the day" that relates a piece of music to the philosophical reading we did. We finally got into aesthetics and I can't remember what song I used for the relativism lecture. Relativism is basically the notion that truth/knowledge does not exists in absolute, but is dependent on social/historical contexts. Here are some famous "relativist" sayings:

 

Get your hands on a hot stove for a second and it feels like an hour, get your hands on a hot date for an hour and it feels like a second.

 

"de gustibus non est disputanum" (tastes cannot be disputed)

 

beauty is in the eye of the beholder, etc.

 

Can anyone please help me think of a song that relates to relativism? Genre does not matter (obviously).

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if all else fails....

 

 

well I was just gonna play a famous famous piece and have the students discuss it and see how their opinions differ and show how liking said piece is relative, but I could do that with any song

 

Beastie Boys rock, tho!

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"Im still walking in the morning light, just to see what is there. I hear music in silent nights...searching, I find

the reason to care, one heart moving...still the same, im still in the game"

 

That Steve Winwood lyric has given me a boost more than once in my life.

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