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Herder on humanity and cultural difference : enlightened relativism

Author: Sonia Sikka
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.
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"Herder is often criticized for having embraced cultural relativism, but there has been little philosophical discussion of what he actually wrote about the nature of the human species and its differentiation through culture. This book focuses on Herder's idea of culture, seeking to situate his social and political theses within the context of his anthropology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, theory of language  Read more...
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Sikka, Sonia, 1963-
Herder on humanity and cultural difference.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011002702
(OCoLC)699759468
Named Person: Johann Gottfried Herder; Johann Gottfried Herder
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Sikka
ISBN: 9781139078443 1139078445 9781139080712 1139080717
OCLC Number: 728141357
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Contents: The question of moral relativism --
Happiness and the moral life --
History and human destiny --
The concept of race --
Language and world --
The place of reason --
Religious diversity.
Responsibility: Sonia Sikka.

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This book analyzes Herder's views on language, reason, morality, race and religion, as factors that define the human species and differentiate its cultural varieties. It discusses Herder's alleged  Read more...

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