The cultural values of Europe / edited by Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt ; translated by Alex Skinner.

Contributor(s): Joas, Hans, 1948- | Wiegandt, Klaus | Skinner, Alex | Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen | Forum für Verantwortung. Conference (3rd : 2004 : Otzenhausen)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Series: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2008Edition: 1st English edDescription: 1 online resource (x, 374 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846315800; 1846315808Uniform titles: Kulturellen Werte Europas. English. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cultural values of Europe.DDC classification: 306.4094 LOC classification: D1055 | .K8913 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The axial age in world history / Shmuel N. Eisenstadt -- Judeo-Christian tradition / Wolfgang Huber -- The Greco-Roman tradition / Christian Meier -- How Europe became diverse : on the medieval roots of the plurality of values / Michael Borgolte -- Freedom, slavery, and the modern construction of rights / Orlando Patterson -- The value of introspection / Kurt Flasch -- Rationality -- a specifically European characteristic? / Wolfgang Schluchter -- The affirmation of ordinary life / Wolfgang Reinhard -- Inner nature and social normativity : the idea of self-realization / Christophe Menke -- The status of the Enlightenment in German history / Reinhart Koselleck -- The dark continent -- Europe and totalitarianism / Mark Mazower -- Value change in Europe from the perspective of empirical social research / Helmut Thome -- The realities of cultural struggles / Dieter Senghaas -- The contest of values : notes on contemporary Islamic discourse / Gudrun Kramer -- Does Europe have a cultural identity? / Peter Wagner.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: What is the cultural identity of Europe? Are there specifically European values? Questions like these are at the centre of a considerable number of political and scholarly debates in contemporary Europe. Contributors examine the most important innovations and culturally vital value traditions of Europe to produce an image of contemporary European self-understanding.
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The axial age in world history / Shmuel N. Eisenstadt -- Judeo-Christian tradition / Wolfgang Huber -- The Greco-Roman tradition / Christian Meier -- How Europe became diverse : on the medieval roots of the plurality of values / Michael Borgolte -- Freedom, slavery, and the modern construction of rights / Orlando Patterson -- The value of introspection / Kurt Flasch -- Rationality -- a specifically European characteristic? / Wolfgang Schluchter -- The affirmation of ordinary life / Wolfgang Reinhard -- Inner nature and social normativity : the idea of self-realization / Christophe Menke -- The status of the Enlightenment in German history / Reinhart Koselleck -- The dark continent -- Europe and totalitarianism / Mark Mazower -- Value change in Europe from the perspective of empirical social research / Helmut Thome -- The realities of cultural struggles / Dieter Senghaas -- The contest of values : notes on contemporary Islamic discourse / Gudrun Kramer -- Does Europe have a cultural identity? / Peter Wagner.

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What is the cultural identity of Europe? Are there specifically European values? Questions like these are at the centre of a considerable number of political and scholarly debates in contemporary Europe. Contributors examine the most important innovations and culturally vital value traditions of Europe to produce an image of contemporary European self-understanding.

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Hans Joas is director of the Max Weber Center at the University of Erfurt and professor of sociology and social thought at the University of Chicago. Klaus Wiegandt is founder and CEO of Forum f�r Verantwortung.

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