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The Resource A common human ground : universality and particularity in a multicultural world, Claes G. Ryn, (electronic resource)

A common human ground : universality and particularity in a multicultural world, Claes G. Ryn, (electronic resource)

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A common human ground : universality and particularity in a multicultural world
Title
A common human ground
Title remainder
universality and particularity in a multicultural world
Statement of responsibility
Claes G. Ryn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Common Human Ground, Claes Ryn explores the nature of this problem and sets forth a theory about what is necessary for peaceful relations to be possible." "One Western philosophical tradition, for which Plato set the pattern, maintains that the only way to genuine unity is for historical diversity to yield to universality. The implication of this view for a multicultural world would be a peace that requires that cultural distinctiveness be effaced as far as possible and replaced with a universal culture. A very different Western philosophical tradition denies the existence of universality altogether. It is represented today by postmodernist multiculturalism - a view that leaves unanswered the question as to how conflict between diverse groups might be averted." "Ryn questions both of these traditions, arguing for the potential union of universality and particularity. He contends that the two need not be enemies, but in fact need each other. Cultivating individual and national particularities is potentially compatible with strengthening and enriching our common humanity. This volume embraces the notion of universality, while at the same time historicizing it."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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1943-
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Ryn, Claes G.
Dewey number
303.48/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Universals (Philosophy)
  • Ethnic relations
Label
A common human ground : universality and particularity in a multicultural world, Claes G. Ryn, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Peace as the union of universality and particularity -- Moral and cultural preconditions of harmony -- A cosmopolitan basis for peace -- The living past -- A common ethical center -- Dubious conceptions of unity -- The attack on history -- Value-centered historicism -- The concrete as normative -- The unique expression of the universal
Control code
ocm59671787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 148 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826264541
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)59671787
Label
A common human ground : universality and particularity in a multicultural world, Claes G. Ryn, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Peace as the union of universality and particularity -- Moral and cultural preconditions of harmony -- A cosmopolitan basis for peace -- The living past -- A common ethical center -- Dubious conceptions of unity -- The attack on history -- Value-centered historicism -- The concrete as normative -- The unique expression of the universal
Control code
ocm59671787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 148 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826264541
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)59671787

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