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Identities and Modernizations

by Tadeusz Buksinski (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 316 Pages
Series: Dia-Logos, Volume 17

Summary

This book presents insights and understandings on the issue of identities and modernizations, contributed mainly by theoreticians from China and scholars from Central and Eastern European countries. Both regions have followed a similar path towards modernization until the second half of the twentieth century. The past experience in both regions leads to two crucial, yet paradoxical conclusions: Firstly, no modernization of economy, technology or science is possible without a prior modernization of the collective identity, i.e. of culture, tradition, religion and spirituality in general. Secondly, effective and long-term modernization cannot be achieved with disregard for tradition, culture, religion and spirituality. The theory of dispersed modernity is promoted.

Details

Pages
316
ISBN (eBook)
9783653033731
ISBN (Book)
9783631644973
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (December)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 316 pp.

Biographical notes

Tadeusz Buksinski (Volume editor)

Tadeusz Buksiński holds the Chair of Social and Political Philosophy of the University of Poznań (Poland). He has published more than 150 articles in Polish, English and German and 15 monographic books. His research concentrates on social philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion.

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