Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures – Humanism in the Age of Globalization

Globalization demands for setting up new cultural orientations. Different traditions and forms of life struggle for recognition throughout the world and have to meet the necessity of values and norms with universal validity. Similarities and differences in understanding the world have to be analyzed and recognized which requires a new reflection on what it means to be a human being concerning its anthropological universality, but also its diverseness and changeability.
The books of the series Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures – Humanism in the Age of Globalization are committed to a new Humanism, which not only highlights humaneness in its cultural and historical varieties but also presents it as a transculturally valid principle of human interaction in all cultural life-forms.

The series is edited by Jörn Rüsen (Essen), Chun-chieh Huang (Taipeh), Oliver Kozlarek (Mexico City) and Jürgen Straub (Bochum).
Assistant Editor: Henner Laass (Essen)

Advisory Board: Peter Burke (Cambridge), Chen Qineng (Beijing), Georg Essen (Bochum), Ming-huei Lee (Taipei), Erhard Reckwitz (Essen), Masayuki Sato (Yamanashi), Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer (Wolfenbüttel), Zhang Longxi (Hong Kong)
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Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures – Humanism in the Age of Globalization
Globalization demands for setting up new cultural orientations. Different traditions and forms of life struggle for recognition throughout the world and have to meet the necessity of values and norms with universal validity. Similarities and differences in understanding the world have to be analyzed and recognized which requires a new reflection on what it means to be a human being concerning its anthropological universality, but also its diverseness and changeability.
The books of the series Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures – Humanism in the Age of Globalization are committed to a new Humanism, which not only highlights humaneness in its cultural and historical varieties but also presents it as a transculturally valid principle of human interaction in all cultural life-forms.

The series is edited by Jörn Rüsen (Essen), Chun-chieh Huang (Taipeh), Oliver Kozlarek (Mexico City) and Jürgen Straub (Bochum).
Assistant Editor: Henner Laass (Essen)

Advisory Board: Peter Burke (Cambridge), Chen Qineng (Beijing), Georg Essen (Bochum), Ming-huei Lee (Taipei), Erhard Reckwitz (Essen), Masayuki Sato (Yamanashi), Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer (Wolfenbüttel), Zhang Longxi (Hong Kong)
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Shaping a Humane World
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Shaping a Humane World

Civilizations – Axial Times – Modernities – Humanisms

This volume shows: The potential universal benefits of our second Axial Time can be revealed through the plurality of cultural perspectives on civilization, humanism and modernity.
Political Responsibility for a Globalised World
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Release date: 2011-04-29

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Political Responsibility for a Globalised World

After Levinas' Humanism

Responsibility for the world: Starting from Levinas' Humanism, this book discusses how responsible politics might look in the age of globalization.
Humanism in East Asian Confucian Contexts
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Humanism in East Asian Confucian Contexts
The path towards a conciliatory world culture does not lead past elaborating the humanist traditions of Confucian culture as well. This volume provides a vital insight into humanism and being human in East Asia.
Traces of Humanism in China
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Traces of Humanism in China

Tradition and Modernity

In many ways, humanist traditions are part of the world's cultural heritage. The contributions to this volume lay out previously hardly known insights into humanist thought in China for a broad audience.
Buddhist Approaches to Human Rights
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Buddhist Approaches to Human Rights

Dissonances and Resonances

Buddhism is known as the gentle religion. But which role does the idea of human rights play in Buddhist countries? This volume paints a dense picture of the political and conceptual reality in the hemisphere of Buddhism.
Octavio Paz
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Octavio Paz

Humanism and Critique

Octavio Paz was one of the most important voices of Latin America. For the very first time, this volume systematically analyzes his criticism of global modernity for the cultural sciences and explores its humanist core.
Humanism in Intercultural Perspective
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Humanism in Intercultural Perspective

Experiences and Expectations

This volume elaborates an intercultural perspective on humanism in its many traditions. This also sets the scene for creating a transcultural world culture in the age of globalization.

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