The Unfinished Project: Towards a Postmetaphysical Humanism

Routledge (2001)

Lorenzo C. Simpson
State University of New York, Stony Brook
As humanity becomes increasingly interconnected through globalization, the question of whether community is possible within culturally diverse societies has returned as a principal concern for contemporary thought. Lorenzo Simpson charges that the current discussion is stuck at an impasse-between postmodernism's fragmented notions of cultural difference and humanism's homogeneous versions of community. Simpson proposes an alternative-one that bridges cultural differences without erasing them. He argues that we must establish common aesthetic and ethical standards incorporating sensitivity to difference if we are to achieve cross-cultural understanding
Keywords Humanism  Postmodernism
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Call number B821.S546 2001
ISBN(s) 0415916372   9780415916370   9781135243029
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