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The Resource Cultural revolutions : reason versus culture in philosophy, politics, and jihad, Lawrence E. Cahoone

Cultural revolutions : reason versus culture in philosophy, politics, and jihad, Lawrence E. Cahoone

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Cultural revolutions : reason versus culture in philosophy, politics, and jihad
Title
Cultural revolutions
Title remainder
reason versus culture in philosophy, politics, and jihad
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence E. Cahoone
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Language
eng
Summary
In this probing examination of the meaning and function of culture in contemporary society, Lawrence Cahoone argues that reason itself is cultural, but no less reasonable for it. While recent political and philosophical movements have recognized that cognition, the self, and politics are embedded in culture, most fail to appreciate the deep changes in rationalism and liberal theory this implies, others leap directly into relativism, and nearly all fail to define culture. Cultural Revolutions systematically defines culture, gauges the consequences of the ineradicably cultural nature of cognition and action, yet argues that none of this implies relativism. After showing where other "new culturalists" have gone wrong, Cahoone offers his own definition of culture as teleologically organized practices, artifacts, and narratives and analyzes the notion of cultural membership in relation to race, ethnicity, and "primordialism." He provides a theory of culture's role in how we form our sense of reality and argues that the proper conception of culture dissolves "the problem" of cultural relativism. Applying this perspective to Islamic fundamentalism, Cahoone identifies its conflict with the West as representing the break between two of three historically distinctive forms of reason. Rather than being "irrational," he shows, fundamentalism embodies a rationality only recently devalued-but not entirely abandoned-by the West. The persistence of plural forms of reason suggests that modernization in various world cultures is compatible with continued, even magnified, cultural differences
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1954-
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Cahoone, Lawrence E.
Dewey number
306/.09
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HN17.5
LC item number
.C314 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social history
  • Social history
  • Cognition and culture
  • Culture conflict
  • Cultural relativism
  • Multiculturalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Cognition and culture
  • Cultural relativism
  • Culture conflict
  • Multiculturalism
  • Social history
  • Cultuurconflicten
  • Cognitie
  • Politieke theorieën
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Conditions
Label
Cultural revolutions : reason versus culture in philosophy, politics, and jihad, Lawrence E. Cahoone
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the return of the repressed -- Liberalism and la revanche de la culture -- Kingdoms of ends -- Who is culture? -- Modernity : culture of reason or reason against culture? -- Postmodernity : too much culture or not enough? -- Playing reality -- Why there is no problem of cultural relativism -- What is the opposite of jihad? -- Conclusion : culture's reasons
Control code
71281417
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780271030241
Lccn
2004020481
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • 22573/ctt1wch1kp
  • 100091
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)71281417
Label
Cultural revolutions : reason versus culture in philosophy, politics, and jihad, Lawrence E. Cahoone
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the return of the repressed -- Liberalism and la revanche de la culture -- Kingdoms of ends -- Who is culture? -- Modernity : culture of reason or reason against culture? -- Postmodernity : too much culture or not enough? -- Playing reality -- Why there is no problem of cultural relativism -- What is the opposite of jihad? -- Conclusion : culture's reasons
Control code
71281417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271030241
Lccn
2004020481
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1wch1kp
  • 100091
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)71281417

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