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Alternative Visions : Paths in the Global Village - Fred R. Dallmayr

Alternative Visions

Paths in the Global Village

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9780847687671
Number Of Pages: 320

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Globalization is often seen as a process of universal standardization under the auspices of market economics, technology, and hegemonic power. Resisting this process without endorsing parochial self-enclosure, Fred Dallmayr explores alternative visions that are rooted in distinct vernacular traditions and facilitate cross-cultural learning in an open-ended global arena.

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A very mature work, learned, sophisticated, and thoughtful, and yet full of youthful energy and openness for new questions and orientations. It does not simply deal with or speak about non-Western traditions and perspectives. It listens to them, learns from them, and takes them seriously as 'alternative visions.' The 'global village,' our multicultural and multipolar world with all its hopes, tensions, and ambiguities, is not just an object of study in this book: it is a living presence and challenge. -- Wilhelm Halbfass, University of Pennsylvania Dallmayr's book is not just cutting edge, but cuts with a different edge, an edge honed by an easy familiarity with those who have thought hard and deep about modernity, nationalism, globalism, and development, but are little known or appreciated in the Anglo-American world. It is therefore especially welcome. -- Hans Oberdiek, Swarthmore College

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I. Modernity and Its Disontents Chapter 3 Truth and Difference: Some Lessons from Herder Chapter 4 The Politics of Nonidentity: Adorno, Postmodernism, and Edward Said Chapter 5 Liberation Perspectives East and West Chapter 6 Satyagraha: Gandhi's Truth Revisited Chapter 7 Humanity and Humanization: Comments on Confucianism Chapter 8 Liberating Remembrance: Thoughts on Ethics, Politics, and Recollection Part 9 Part II. Nationalism, Globalism, and Development Chapter 10 "Return to the Source": African Identity (After Cabral) Chapter 11 Nationalism in South Asia: Some Theoretical Points Chapter 12 Global Development? Alternative Voices from Delhi Chapter 13 Culture and Global Development Chapter 14 "Rights" Versus "Rites": Justice and Global Democracy Chapter 15 An "Inoperative" Global Community? Reflections on Nancy

ISBN: 9780847687671
ISBN-10: 0847687678
Series: Philosophy and the Global Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.19  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.57