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Charles Taylor

  • Arto LaitinenEmail author
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Part of the Springer Reference Geisteswissenschaften book series (SPREFGEIST)

Abstract

Charles Taylor distinguishes between two kinds of politics of recognition: universalist politics, which appeals to equal dignity, and which comes in three importantly different forms, and politics of difference, which stresses the significance of cultural and other particularities. The demand that all differences are to be recognized as of equal worth is for Taylor impossible, and is to be replaced with a mere presumption of equal value and with detailed and open-minded study of the particular valuable features of other cultures.

Keywords

Charles Taylor difference universality identity recognition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tampere UniversityTampereFinland

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