Alternative Visions: Paths in the Global Village

Alternative Visions: Paths in the Global Village

By: Fred R. Dallmayr (author)

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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. Dallmayr charts a "grassroots" approach to the global village, an approach that relies on ethical and religious traditions and popular beliefs as launching pads for cross-cultural learning, dialogue, and self-transformation. Truly interdisciplinary in nature, Alternative Visions combines general philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and political, cultural, and post-colonial theory. It is an important book for students and scholars in all of these areas of study.

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About Author

Fred Dallmayr is Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Theory at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of numerous books, including Beyond Orientalism: Essays on Cross-Cultural Encounter, The Other Heidegger, and G. W. F. Hegel: Modernity and Politics.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780585080703
  • Number Of Pages: 307
  • ID: 9780585080703
  • ISBN10: 0585080704

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