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The Resource Herder on humanity and cultural difference : enlightened relativism, Sonia Sikka

Herder on humanity and cultural difference : enlightened relativism, Sonia Sikka

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Herder on humanity and cultural difference : enlightened relativism
Title
Herder on humanity and cultural difference
Title remainder
enlightened relativism
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Sikka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Herder is often criticized for having embraced cultural relativism, but there has been little philosophical discussion of what he actually wrote about the nature of the human species and its differentiation through culture. This book focuses on Herder's idea of culture, seeking to situate his social and political theses within the context of his anthropology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, theory of language and philosophy of history. It argues for a view of Herder as a qualified relativist, who combined the conception of a common human nature with a belief in the importance of culture in developing and shaping that nature. Especially highlighted are Herder's understanding of the relativity of virtue and happiness, and his belief in the impossibility of constructing a single best society. The book will appeal to a wide range of readers interested both in Herder and in Enlightenment culture more generally"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Sikka, Sonia
Dewey number
193
Index
index present
LC call number
B3051.Z7
LC item number
S55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herder, Johann Gottfried
  • Culture
  • Humanity
  • Ethics
Label
Herder on humanity and cultural difference : enlightened relativism, Sonia Sikka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
699759468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 280 pages
Isbn
9781107004108
Lccn
2011002702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)699759468
Label
Herder on humanity and cultural difference : enlightened relativism, Sonia Sikka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
699759468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 280 pages
Isbn
9781107004108
Lccn
2011002702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)699759468

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