The Resource Normative cultures, Robert Cummings Neville

Normative cultures, Robert Cummings Neville

Label
Normative cultures
Title
Normative cultures
Statement of responsibility
Robert Cummings Neville
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The great civilizations of the world are very different from one another, indeed more strangely different the closer they come in economic, social, and cultural interaction. Yet each claims to be a normative way of being human. At the very minimum human achievement requires competence in the conventions of one's own civilization. To be human is to participate in a conventional culture, and the normatively human conventional cultures are different. Here is the "clash of civilizations": Without commitment to some conventions of civilized humanity, no one can be human; yet the conventions are different, perhaps even opposed
  • Two problems bring philosophy to the refiner's fire. How can we conceive of human culture across the differences of civilized cultures? This is a problem about the nature of theory itself. It calls for a new theory of theorizing that at once provides synoptic understanding and recognized differences and incommensurabilities. Many postmodern critics have thundered against theories that oppress by the value-laden bias of their own forms, and by the interest guiding their forms. Neville provides a theory of theories that responds to these challenges and addresses the problem of theorizing across different cultures
  • The other problem is how to exercise practical reason across cultures expressive of different civilizations. How can human beings be responsible in a world where all values seem culture-bound and the obvious solution seems to be moral relativism that trivializes responsibility? Neville presents a theory of practical reason oriented to objective norms determined cross-culturally and based on a Confucian sense of the ritual character of the most important levels of moral life
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neville, Robert C
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B842
LC item number
.N48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Axiology of thinking
Series volume
v. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theory (Philosophy)
  • Values
  • Philosophy, Comparative
  • Thought and thinking
  • Philosophy, Comparative
  • Theory (Philosophy)
  • Thought and thinking
  • Values
  • Philosophie
  • Theorie
  • Denken
Label
Normative cultures, Robert Cummings Neville
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
Contents
Preliminary Remarks: On Synopsis -- 1. The Problem of Theory -- 2. Importance -- 3. Unity -- 4. Deference -- Preliminary Remarks: The Pursuit of Responsibility as Practical Reason -- 5. Ideal Norms -- 6. From Objective Obligation to Personal Responsibility -- 7. Ritual and Normative Culture -- 8. Practical Reason
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 280 pages
Isbn
9780791425787
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
94033403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31075363
  • (OCoLC)ocm31075363
Label
Normative cultures, Robert Cummings Neville
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
Contents
Preliminary Remarks: On Synopsis -- 1. The Problem of Theory -- 2. Importance -- 3. Unity -- 4. Deference -- Preliminary Remarks: The Pursuit of Responsibility as Practical Reason -- 5. Ideal Norms -- 6. From Objective Obligation to Personal Responsibility -- 7. Ritual and Normative Culture -- 8. Practical Reason
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 280 pages
Isbn
9780791425787
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
94033403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31075363
  • (OCoLC)ocm31075363

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