Inter-civilizational Relations and the Destiny of the West: Dialogue of Confrontation? (Studies in World Peace No. 7)

Inter-civilizational Relations and the Destiny of the West: Dialogue of Confrontation? (Studies in World Peace No. 7)

By: Victor Segesvary (author)Hardback

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Introduction: the concepts of culture and civilization; approaches to worlds of culture; some methodological remarks. Part 1 Man and his culture in the ontological/cosmic perspective: the evolutionary framework - biology versus culture - the interactionist view, culture as action-oriented information system; the ontological/cosmic framework - monism and dualism in the modern west, monism and dualism in the Indian civilization, no being but becoming - beyond monism and dualism in Buddhism, the Chinese civilization, cosmic monism in Japanese culture, African cultures - monist/dualist symbiosis, the mind/body problem, the ontology of being and experience; the uniqueness of human nature - the self and its mind, symbolic communications and expression, symbolism - shared worldviews and unity, culture and society. Part 2 Disjunction between the western and other cultural worlds: from utilitarian to meaningful rationality and ethics - meaningful rationality, meaningful ethics and morality, contemporary trends in ethics and morals - utilitarianism and ethics of rights, ethics and morality in other civilizations, universalism and relativism in ethics and morality; interactive social order and contemporary society - culture patterns and social ordering, interactive ordering - growing differentiation and structural complexity, interactive social ordering and other civilizations; ethnicity and the nation-state - basic tenets of discourse on ethnicity and nationalism, discourse on nation-state, nation and nationalism, nation-building, ethnicity and non-western civilizations; political action and the state - the differentiation of the political sphere, ideology and civic culture, participative democracy and the welfare sate, bureaucracy - ideal-type and reality, political participation and democracy in other civilizations, bureaucracies and development; modernization as framework of economic development - methodology of contemporary mainstream economics - a critique, dual economy and unbalanced growth, modernization an development in the cultural context, modernization as application of economic rationality, the international dimensions of modernization and economic development.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773483279
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780773483279
  • ISBN10: 0773483276

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