Beyond the Global Culture War (Global Horizons) by Adam K. Webb

By Adam K. Webb

"Beyond the worldwide tradition struggle" provides a cross-cultural critique of world liberalism and argues for a broad-based problem which could meet it by itself scale. Adam Webb is one among our most enjoyable and unique younger students, and this publication is bound to generate many new debates. This well timed quantity probes the various key demanding situations we are facing within the new millennium. this is often crucial studying for all scholars of politics and globalization.

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Atomists have very little sense of meaning in history, however. The Sophists, for example, played up the diversity of cultures past and present. 71 The Legalists agreed that because beliefs had varied, history gave few lessons. They added that even if the past had contained a consensus, it still would not have mattered because conditions had changed. Practices had to adapt to new realities. 72 Several timeless atomist impulses lurked beneath these attitudes. History naturally matters little to those who strip down human nature itself.

One strove to fulfill whatever standards the authorities might lay down. For the atomist mind, the ethical content of actions matters less than the consistency with which actions are judged and then rewarded or punished. The Legalists were not just realists who wanted to get jobs done, as some might see them. Even the most idealistic Confucian hardly smiled on ineptness, after all. Rather, the Legalist project was all about removing ethics from how society ranked its members. Won by ability alone, positions in a hierarchy would have little to do with their occupants’ character.

For demots, that something greater is usually a sacred complex of roles and duties. A community is larger and more enduring than one’s own initially untutored impulses. For perfectionists, the something greater is an ideally cultivated image of oneself, or a breakthrough to spiritual insight. Either comes into salutary tension with one’s existing self and pulls one beyond it. And for virtuocrats, grandeur comes forth at the intersection between the two. Active virtue meets virtuous action. All this strikes atomists as alien.

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