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What is the West? Books

  • Autor: Philippe Nemo
  • Editor: Duquesne University Press
  • Relaese Date: 01 December 2005
  • ISBN: 0820703753
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 157 pages
  • File Size: 18MB
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Description What is the West? de Philippe Nemo:

In this short, illuminating, and very readable work, Philippe Nemo argues that what we call 'the West' is one and only one cultural entity, to which both North America and Western Europe belong. In contemporary debates, then, Nemo asserts, it is simply incorrect to exaggerate the differences or gaps between countries that are indeed 'Western'. Brilliantly and succinctly surveying the last five or six millenia, Nemo pieces together the history of the Wests development. He weaves together political events, philosophical discoveries, religious movements, and scientific and technological innovations to demonstrate the factors that have influenced and shaped Western culture. Already translated from the original French into Portuguese, Italian, German and Greek, What is the West? has received considerable interest throughout Europe- earlier this year, in fact, it received the Italian 'Citte della Rose' prize for essays. Now available for the first time in English, this book will be essential reading for those interested in contemporary cultural debates on Western culture and nationhood, as well as American values- as well as those interested in world history and politics, philosophy and religion, and contemporary global politics. Not geared to specifically conservative or liberal viewpoints but to an accurate rendering of historical ideas and trends, Nemos book should do much to advance our understanding of each other in an increasingly global community. Philippe Nemo is Professor of Philosophy and the History of Ideas at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in twentieth century European thought, died in late 1995. His works include Ethics and Infinity, Totality and Infinity and Time and the Other. Michael Kigel holds a postdoctoral fellowship in philosophy and religious studies at the University of Toronto. Kenneth Casler is Director of Communication for the ESCP-EAP European School of Management. He is the co-author of a series of language learning books entitled Business Assignments. Novak is the author of twenty-five books and over five hundred articles in the philosophy and theology of culture, including The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1982), for which he was awarded the Anthony Fisher Prize by Margaret Thatcher. Novak has served as Ambassador of the US Delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission and head of the US Delegation to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe.


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