Equality And Diversity (Hardback)Michael D. Barber (author)
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Part One first examines Edmund Husserl's highly abstract use of the term "prejudice" and then considers how Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Schutz applied their own unique modifications of Husserl's phenomenological system to various manifestations of prejudice. In their writings, Barber uncovers a dialectic between a modernist concern for equality and a postmodernist fear of the suppression of "alterity"--the distinctive qualities of the groups against whom prejudice is directed. In Part Two Barber articulates a theoretical system of ethics that is innovative in reconciling the very different ethical perspectives of Karl-Otto Apel and Emmanuel Levinas. The book concludes by drawing on this unique synthesis to provide an ethical warrant for affirmative action, illuminating the unacknowledged presuppositions at play in debates over this issue.
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 25 mm
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