McLean, George F.
May 2003
Dialogue & Universalism;2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p9
Academic Journal
The paper confronts the contemporary problem of the one and the many, namely, recognizing conjointly both the new reality of global unity and the emerging consciousness of the uniqueness of each culture. For peaceful progress the two must be able to promote one another. This is a matter of both thinking and of being. It requires first the development of an ability to think in terms of the whole, rather than only abstractively or synthetically. It requires second an analogous way of being so that fidelity to the distinctive cultures that result from the exercise of creative freedom can be understood as convergent rather than conflictual.


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