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In addition to war, terrorism, and unchecked military violence, modernity is also subject to less visible but no less venomous conflicts. Global in nature, these “culture wars” exacerbate the tensions between tradition and innovation, virtue and freedom. Internationally acclaimed scholar Fred Dallmayr charts a course beyond these persistent but curable dichotomies in Integral Pluralism: Beyond Culture Wars. Consulting diverse fields such as philosophy, literature, political science, and religious studies, Dallmayr equates modern history with a process of steady pluralization. This process, which Dallmayr calls “integral pluralism,” requires new connections and creates ethical responsibilities. Dallmayr critically compares integral pluralism against the theories of Carl Schmitt, the Religious Right, international “realism,” and so-called political Islam. Drawing on the works of James, Heidegger, Gadamer, and Merleau-Ponty, Integral Pluralism offers sophisticated and carefully researched solutions for the conflicts of the modern world.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Copyright page
  2. p. 5
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 6-9
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. 1 Integral Pluralism: Holism and Difference
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 2 The Concept of the Political: Politics between War and Peace
  2. pp. 23-44
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  1. 3 The Secular and the Sacred: Whither Political Theology?
  2. pp. 45-66
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  1. 4 Postsecular Faith: Toward a Religion of Service
  2. pp. 67-84
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  1. 5 Religion and the World: The Quest for Justice and Peace
  2. pp. 85-102
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  1. 6 Hermeneutics and Cross-Cultural Encounters: Integral Pluralism in Action
  2. pp. 103-122
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  1. 7 A Man for All Seasons: Mahatma Gandhi’s Integral Pluralism
  2. pp. 123-142
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  1. 8 Reason and Lifeworld: Two Exemplary Indian Thinkers
  2. pp. 143-166
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  1. Appendix A: Return of the Repressed: Merleau-Ponty Redivivus
  2. pp. 167-174
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  1. Appendix B: Disclosure and Critique: Critical Reason and Its Horizons
  2. pp. 175-184
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  1. Appendix C: On Love with Distinction: A Chinese Debate
  2. pp. 185-190
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 191-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-231
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  1. Back cover
  2. p. 248
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813173689
Related ISBN
9780813125718
MARC Record
OCLC
646068676
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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