Timely Thoughts Modern Challenges and Philosophical Responses: Contributions to Inter-Cultural Dialogues

Heftet / 2007 / Engelsk

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9780761837763
Publisert
2007
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University Press Of America
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01, G
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Engelsk
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136
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213 gr
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232 mm
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155 mm
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Timely Thoughts Modern Challenges and Philosophical Responses: Contributions to Inter-Cultural Dialogues

Heftet / 2007 / Engelsk
In an age of cultural pluralism, and in light of serious counterarguments, this work offers a justification of universal principles. The book focuses on a series of modern challenges and argues in favor of an awareness for varieties and nuances, as well as a discursive universality. Timely Thoughts represents a serious contribution to inter-cultural dialogues and is appropriate for academia and the public sphere.
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Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Modernity Debate: Rationality-Universal and Plural? Chapter 4 A Crisis in the Humanities? Chapter 5 Technological Expertise and Global Ethics Chapter 6 Ethical Gradualism Chapter 7 On the Possibility of a Philosophical Justification for Universally Binding Principles Chapter 8 Procedural Universality, 'Bottom Up' Part 9 Bibliography Part 10 Index
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Gunnar Skirbekk's work is both original and insightful, combining elements from Anglo-American analytic tradition, Continental European tradition, and especially the work of Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the praxeology school as it developed in Germany and Scandinavia. The essays in this volume are both timely and important, addressing themes that are of both theoretical and practical importance. This is certainly true of his essays on ethical gradualism, modernity and a conception of a universal/plural rationality and technological expertise and global ethics. The views Skirbekk articulates in these essays are not only rigorously argued for, but they also offer new insights into urgent problems facing today's global village. They deserve to be read by all who seek a theoretical understanding of our world and a way of dealing with the many practical issues that have led to the kind of fragmentation confronting the world today. -- Georgios Anagnostopoulos, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
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Gunnar Skirbekk is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bergen, Norway, and founder of the "Marco Polo" program of comparative studies of cultural modernization in Europe and East Asia, in collaboration with East China Normal University in Shanghai. He earned the Lauritz Meltzer Award for most outstanding research. He is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, and of the Norwegian Academy for the Sciences and the Arts. His books and articles have been translated into more than 20 languages.
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ISBN13
9780761837763
Publisert
2007
Utgiver
Vendor
University Press Of America
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
136
Vekt
213 gr
Høyde
232 mm
Bredde
155 mm
Tykkelse
11 mm
Se alle
Forfatter