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The Resource Ideas to die for : the cosmopolitan challenge, Giles Gunn

Ideas to die for : the cosmopolitan challenge, Giles Gunn

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Ideas to die for : the cosmopolitan challenge
Title
Ideas to die for
Title remainder
the cosmopolitan challenge
Statement of responsibility
Giles Gunn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Cosmopolitanism and Its Discontents seeks to address the kinds of challenges that cosmopolitan perspectives and practices face in a world organized increasingly in relation to a proliferating series of global absolutisms--religious, political, social, and economic. While these challenges are often used to support the claim that cosmopolitanism is impotent to resist such totalizing ideologies because it is either a Western conceit or a globalist fiction, Gunn argues that cosmopolitanism is neither. Situating his discussion in an emphatically global context, Gunn shows how cosmopolitanism has been effective in resisting such essentialisms and authoritarianisms precisely because it is more pragmatic than prescriptive, more self-critical than self-interested and finds several of its foremost recent expressions in the work of an Indian philosopher, a Palestinian writer, and South African story-tellers. This kind of cosmopolitanism offers a genuine ethical alternative to the politics of dogmatism and extremism because it is grounded on a new delineation of the human and opens toward a new, indeed, an "other, " humanism"--
  • "This book seeks to address the kinds of challenges that cosmopolitan perspectives and practices face in a world organized increasingly in relation to a proliferating series of global absolutisms - religious, political, social, and economic"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1308
LC item number
.G86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global horizons
Series volume
10
Label
Ideas to die for : the cosmopolitan challenge, Giles Gunn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 177 pages
Isbn
9780415813884
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012039582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn820678647
  • (OCoLC)ocn853276304
Label
Ideas to die for : the cosmopolitan challenge, Giles Gunn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 177 pages
Isbn
9780415813884
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012039582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn820678647
  • (OCoLC)ocn853276304

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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