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Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

Paul Gilbert

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623877
eISBN:
9780748671991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is a reflection upon a contemporary world in which people's identities are increasingly invoked in support of political claims which often lead to acrimony and violence. It asks what ... More


The Idea of Deep Identity

Paul Gilbert

in Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623877
eISBN:
9780748671991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter starts by setting out Herder's two tenets: that cultures are objectively distinguishable, so that self identification is based on recognition of cultural distinctiveness, rather than vice ... More


Hu Shi: Biological Evolutionism and Zhuangzi

Liu Jianmei

in Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190238155
eISBN:
9780190238179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238155.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is concerned with Hu Shi, who dressed Zhuangzi in “the theory of evolution” during the May Fourth period. Using John Dewey’s pragmatism as well as Darwinism, Hu Shi tried to determine ... More


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