Most philosophers I know say that relativism is a dead philosophy and that it's used by freshmen philosophers to shrug off objective truth. Whenever I bring up anything that sounds remotely similar to relativism, I am called a sophist. Is relativism actually dead? Is my opinion unfounded? If not, please give me a counter argument.
If by "dead", you mean that relativism is not studied by serious philosophers, then, no, it's not dead at all. John MacFarlane and Carol Rovane have both recently written books on relativism (and I must say, Rovane's book is excellent in my opinion).