Journal of Philosophical Research 37 (Supplement):167-190 (2012)

Abstract
This paper advances the concept of transversality by drawing philosophical insights from Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Calvin O. Schrag, and the Martinicuan francophone Edouard Glissant. By so doing, it attempts to deconstruct the notion of universality in modern Western philosophy. It begins with a critique of the notion of Eurocentric universality which is founded on the fallacious premise that what is particular in the West is made universal, whereas whereas what is particular in the non-West remains particular forever. Eurocentric Universality has no place in the globalization of the multicultural world. It simply ignores the reality of interlacing of multiple life-worlds. The concept of transversality, whose icon is the Maitreyan Middle Way, is proposed to replace universality. It not only reduced ethnocentric particularism but also fosters a hybridity that in fact dissolves the binary opposition between particularism and universalism. In short, transversality is conceived of as a radically new paradigm in philosophical conceptualization or world philosophy.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 1053-8364
DOI 10.5840/jpr201237supplement33
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 52,661
External links

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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Multiculturalism, Globalization And Postmodernism.Emilia Guliciuc - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 30:11-16.
Circumscriere Terminologica Si Tematica a Relatiei Multiculturalism-Feminism.Mihaela Frunza - 2001 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 1 (1):62-72.
The Tobin Tax.Heikki Patomäki - 2000 - Theory, Culture and Society 17 (4):77-91.
Making a Case for Multiculture.P. Pathak - 2008 - Theory, Culture and Society 25 (5):123-141.
Policy of Multiculturalism and Resistance of Majority.Goran Basic - 2004 - Filozofija I Društvo 2004 (24):149-159.
Liberalism and Multiculturalism.Brian Barry - 1997 - Ethical Perspectives 4 (1):3-14.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-02-04

Total views
17 ( #563,441 of 2,340,030 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #516,585 of 2,340,030 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes