Imagination, Understanding, and the Virtue of Liberality

Imagination, Understanding, and the Virtue of Liberality

by David L. Norton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847681270

ISBN-13: 9780847681273

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Current debates over multiculturalism often pit those who believe that every perspective should be represented against those who hold fast to the notion of a universal "common ground." In this timely and original work, David L. Norton persuasively argues for the power of a "transcendental imagination," that is, an imagination that can go beyond itself to gain another…  See more details below

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Current debates over multiculturalism often pit those who believe that every perspective should be represented against those who hold fast to the notion of a universal "common ground." In this timely and original work, David L. Norton persuasively argues for the power of a "transcendental imagination," that is, an imagination that can go beyond itself to gain another's perspective without necessarily assimilating that perspective. "Imagination, Understanding, and the Virtue of Liberality" will be an important work for all intellectuals and very useful in courses that address multiculturalism.

Author Biography: David L. Norton (1930-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delaware. Among his previous books is "Democracy and Moral Development: A Politics of Virtue" (University of California Press, 1991).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847681273
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Transcendental Imagination and Alternative Worlds1
2Is Ethnocentrism Inescapable?27
3Phenomenology of Perspectival Exchange: Shock, Gravitas, and Levitas49
4Beyond Tolerance: Multiplism, Commitment, and the Virtue of Liberality81
Index119
About the Author123

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