David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Res Publica 17 (2):141-156 (2011)
Bhikhu Parekh is an internationally renowned political theorist. His work on identity and multiculturalism is unquestionably thoughtful and nuanced, benefiting from a tremendous depth of knowledge of particular cases. Despite his work’s many virtues, however, the normative justification for Parekh’s recommendations is at times vague or ambiguous. In this essay, I argue that a close reading of his work, in particular his magnum opus Rethinking Multiculturalism and the selfproclaimed sequel A New Politics of Identity, reveals that his claims frequently rely upon a Kantian account of moral dialogue and indeed moral personhood that he remains unwilling to claim. Recognizing this latent Kantianism is essential to a thorough assessment of Parekh’s work on identity, and his criticisms of other theorists. It is only because of his ambiguity that his multiculturalism is able to avoid the sort of charges that he levels against other responses to diversity, including those of such authors as Rawls, Habermas, Kymlicka, and Raz
|Keywords||Multiculturalism Bhikhu Parekh Kant Liberalism Equality Recognition Human dignity|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
John Rawls (1993). Political Liberalism. Columbia University Press.
Joseph Raz (1986). The Morality of Freedom. Oxford University Press.
Jürgen Habermas (1998). Between Facts and Norms: Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy. The MIT Press.
Will Kymlicka (1995). Multicultural Citizenship. Oxford University Press.
Immanuel Kant (1996). Practical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ramin Jahanbegloo & Bhikhu Parekh (2011). Talking Politics: Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo. OUP India.
Bhikhu C. Parekh (2011). Talking Politics. Oxford University Press.
Mozaffar Qizilbash (2009). Identity, Community, and Justice: Locating Amartya Sen's Work on Identity. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 8 (3):251-266.
Roger Trigg (2009). Reviews a New Politics of Identity: Political Principles for an Interdependent World by Bhikhu Parekh Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2008, IX + 317 Pp., £60. [REVIEW] Philosophy 84 (3):450-454.
Anthony Egan (2012). A New Politics of Identity: Political Principles for an Interdependent World. By Bhikhu Parekh. Pp. Ix, 317, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, $39.00. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 53 (3):542-543.
Sushila Ramaswamy (2008). The Incompleteness of Multiculturalist Agenda. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 50:661-686.
Bhikhu C. Parekh (1972). The Morality of Politics. London,Allen and Unwin.
Bhikhu Parekh (2009). Clearing the Fog. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 8 (3):289-290.
Bhikhu Parekh (2003). Contemporary Liberal Responses to Diversity. In Derek Matravers & Jonathan E. Pike (eds.), Debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology. Routledge, in Association with the Open University
Harriet Erica Baber (2008). The Multicultural Mystique: The Liberal Case Against Diversity. Prometheus Books.
Bhikhu Parekh (1997). Dilemmas of a Multicultural Theory of Citizenship. Constellations 4 (1):54-62.
Bhikhu Parekh (1999). Vico and Montesquieu. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 29 (Supplement):55-78.
Bhikhu Parekh (1995). Review: Oakeshott's Theory of Civil Association. [REVIEW] Ethics 106 (1):158 - 186.
Bhikhu Parekh (2009). Private and Public Spheres in India. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 12 (2):313-328.
Added to index2011-03-14
Total downloads46 ( #74,008 of 1,727,288 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #289,836 of 1,727,288 )
How can I increase my downloads?