The Resource Rethinking pluralism : ritual, experience, and ambiguity, Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller

Rethinking pluralism : ritual, experience, and ambiguity, Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller

Label
Rethinking pluralism : ritual, experience, and ambiguity
Title
Rethinking pluralism
Title remainder
ritual, experience, and ambiguity
Statement of responsibility
Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How can we order the world while accepting its enduring ambiguities? Rethinking Pluralism suggests a new approach to the problem of ambiguity and social order, which goes beyond the default modern position of 'notation' (resort to rules and categories to disambiguate). The book argues that alternative, more particularistic modes of dealing with ambiguity through ritual and shared experience better attune to contemporary problems of living with difference. It retrieves key aspects of earlier discussions of ambiguity evident in rabbinic commentaries, Chinese texts, and Greek philosophical and dramatic works, and applies those texts to modern problems. The book is a work of recuperation that challenges contemporary constructions of tradition and modernity. In this, it draws on the tradition of pragmatism in American philosophy, especially John Dewey's injunctions to heed the particular, the contingent and experienced as opposed to the abstract, general and disembodied. Only in this way can new forms of empathy emerge congruent with the deeply plural nature of our present experience. While we cannot avoid the ambiguities inherent to the categories through which we construct our world, the book urges us to reconceptualize the ways in which we think about boundaries - not just the solid line of notation, but also the permeable membrane of ritualization and the fractal complexity of shared experience
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Seligman, Adam B.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B830
LC item number
.S45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weller, Robert P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pluralism
  • Uncertainty
  • Ritual
  • Experience
  • Experience
  • Pluralism
  • Ritual
  • Uncertainty
  • Pluralismus
  • Ambiguität
  • Gesellschaft
  • Riten
  • Pluralisme (algemeen)
Label
Rethinking pluralism : ritual, experience, and ambiguity, Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
The importance of being ambiguous -- Interlude : ambiguity, order and the deity -- Notation and its limits -- Interlude : the Israelite red heifer and the edge of power in China -- Ritual and the rhythms of ambiguity -- Interlude : crossing the boundaries of empathy -- Shared experience -- Interlude : experience and multiplicity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780199915286
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011046794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021249272
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767255495
  • (OCoLC)ocn767255495
Label
Rethinking pluralism : ritual, experience, and ambiguity, Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller
Publication
Copyright
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
The importance of being ambiguous -- Interlude : ambiguity, order and the deity -- Notation and its limits -- Interlude : the Israelite red heifer and the edge of power in China -- Ritual and the rhythms of ambiguity -- Interlude : crossing the boundaries of empathy -- Shared experience -- Interlude : experience and multiplicity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780199915286
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011046794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021249272
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767255495
  • (OCoLC)ocn767255495

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