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The cultural values of Europe

Author: Hans Joas; Klaus Wiegandt
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2008.
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What is the cultural identity of Europe? Boasting some of the leading thinkers in Europe and edited by Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt, The Cultural Values of Europe will be required reading for anyone  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Joas; Klaus Wiegandt
ISBN: 9781846311383 1846311381
OCLC Number: 799745422
Description: x, 374 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures and TablesNotes on ContributorsForewordHans Joas and Klaus WeigandtThe Cultural Values of Europe: An IntroductionHans Joas1. The Axial Age in World HistoryShmuel N. Eisenstadt2. The Judeo-Christian TraditionWolfgang Huber3. The Greco-Roman TraditionChristian Meier4. How Europe Became Diverse: On the Medieval Roots of the Plurality of ValuesMichael Borgolte5. Freedom, Slavery, and the Modern Construction of RightsOrlando Patterson6. The Value of IntrospectionKurt Flasch7. Rationality - A Specifically European Characteristic?Wolfgang Schlutchter8. The Affirmation of Ordinary LifeWolfgang Reinhard9. Inner Nature and Social Normativity: The Idea of Self-RealizationChristoph Menke10. The Status of the Enlightenment in German HistoryReinhart Koselleck11. The Dark Continent - Europe and TotalitarianismMark Mazower12. Value Change in Europe from the Perspective of Empirical Social ResearchHelmut Thome13. The Realities of Cultural StrugglesDieter Senghaas14. The Contest of Values: Notes on Contemporary Islamic DiscourseGudrun Kramer15. Does Europe Have a Cultural Identity?Peter WagnerGlossaryAfterwordKlaus Wiegandt
Responsibility: edited by Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt ; translated by Alex Skinner.


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'A truly informative journey through a homeland that defines each one of us ... an erudite guide for Europeans all over the world.'Die Zeit

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