Diversity in society: Normative and descriptive considerations [Book Review]

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (3):464-476 (2008)
Diversity in society can be viewed from two perspectives, normative and descriptive, both of which define how we think, discuss, and live. Normatively we are called to be responsible. This notion ideally depicts the vision of people of various backgrounds and beliefs living with an attitude of tolerance, respect, and the desire for justice. Descriptively, it is to recognize that people of diverse ethnic, social, economic, and philosophical backgrounds come together to live in various geographic locations, often resulting in heated tension and turmoil. Cultural backgrounds are a primary source of identity for many and serve as a foundation for a great deal of self-definition, expression, and sense of individual identity and group belonging.
Keywords ethics  social justice  normative ethics  descriptive ethics  diversity in society  伦理  社会正义  规范伦理  描述伦理  社会多样性
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DOI 10.1007/s11466-008-0030-x
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