Il Multiculturalismo E I Suoi Critici

Author: Kenan Malik
Editor: Nessun Dogma
ISBN: 8898602278
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La nostra società celebra le differenze, il pluralismo, l’identità politica. Anzi, li ritiene caratteristiche emblematiche di una democrazia progressista e moderna. Tuttavia negli ultimi anni si è diffusa una certa diffidenza verso il multiculturalismo. Dopo l’11 settembre e l’escalation del terrorismo islamista, è sorto un intenso dibattito sul grado di diversità che le nazioni occidentali possono tollerare. In Il multiculturalismo e i suoi critici Kenan Malik si interroga se è possibile – o opportuno – provare a costruire un legame sociale coeso sulla base di valori comuni. Scava nell’ansia crescente intorno alla presenza dell’Altro dentro i nostri confini. Provando a identificare le strade realmente percorribili. Questo libro analizza non solo la relazione tra multiculturalismo e terrorismo ma anche la storia dell’idea stessa di multiculturalismo, assieme alle sue radici politiche e alle conseguenze sociali. Un libro autorevole su un tema che, in Italia, a torto o a ragione non è ancora stato affrontato compiutamente.

Multiculturalism And Its Discontents

Author: Kenan Malik
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ISBN: 9780857421142
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Our contemporary celebration of difference, respect for pluralism, and avowal of identity politics have come to be regarded as the hallmarks of a progressive, modern democracy. Yet despite embracing many of its values, we have at the same time become wary of multiculturalism in recent years. In the wake of September 11, 2001 and the many terrorist attacks that have occurred since then, there has been much debate about the degree of diversity that Western nations can tolerate. In Multiculturalism and its Discontents, Kenan Malik looks closely at the role of multiculturalism within terrorism and societal discontent. He examines whether it is possible--or desirable--to try to build a cohesive society bound by common values and he delves into the increasing anxiety about the presence of the Other within our borders. Multiculturalism and its Discontents not only explores the relationship between multiculturalism and terrorism, but it analyzes the history of the idea of multiculturalism alongside its political roots and social consequences.

From Fatwa To Jihad

Author: Kenan Malik
Editor: Melville House Pub
ISBN: 193555400X
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Malik was a freelance journalist working in northern England when the fatwa was declared against Salman Rushdie for his novel, The Satanic Verses. The book was publically burned in England and several of its translators were beaten or murdered. Thirty-seven people were killed when anti-Rushdie protesters set fire to a hotel containing the novel's Turkish translator, and Rushdie's Norwegian publisher was shot. This fatwa, Malik persuasively argues, starkly changed the terms of cultural conflict: "With his four-paragraph pronouncement, the ayatollah had transcended the traditional frontiers of Islam and brought the whole world under his jurisdiction." The multicultural policies implemented to smooth the racial tensions of '60s-era England instead, Malik believes, "helped foster a more tribal nation" and opened a pathway for religious extremism. The "collision of Western moral evasion and Islamist political intransigence became a characteristic not just of the Rushdie affair but of the whole road from fatwa to jihad." Though Malik could be accused of repeating himself or overstating his case, his fine analysis of the cultural forces that have fueled extremist Islam has much to offer.

L Illuminismo E I Suoi Critici

Author: AA. VV.
Editor: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 8856843072
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O Scienza O Religione

Author: Jerry A. Coyne
Editor: Nessun Dogma
ISBN: 8898602286
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Nonostante quanto sostengono molti opinionisti (spesso interessati), religione e scienza entrano in competizione sotto molti aspetti: entrambe fanno infatti “affermazioni di esistenza” su ciò che è reale. Per raggiungere lo scopo usano però strumenti molto differenti. La tesi centrale di questo libro, scritto da un biologo evoluzionista, è che l’insieme di attrezzi di cui si serve la scienza, basato sulla ragione e lo studio empirico, è affidabile. Al contrario quello della religione — comprendente la fede, il dogma e la rivelazione — è invece inaffidabile e porta a conclusioni scorrette, non verificabili o contrastanti. Anzi, facendo affidamento sulla fede invece che sulle prove, è la religione stessa la causa della sua incapacità di trovare la verità. Benché la contrapposizione tra scienza e religione sia parte del più ampio conflitto tra razionalità e irrazionalità, il tema è sempre attuale e di eccezionale importanza. Perché troppo spesso, dall’educazione alla sanità, le istituzioni antepongono la fede ai fatti. Rigoroso e documentato, “O scienza o religione” dimostra implacabilmente come, così facendo, le persone, la società e l’intero pianeta corrono un gravissimo pericolo.

E Ges Divent Dio

Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Editor: Nessun Dogma
ISBN: 8898602367
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Per tutti i cristiani, Gesù è Dio incarnato. Oggi. I cristiani che leggeranno questo libro resteranno invece sorpresi scoprendo che Gesù, alle origini del cristianesimo, non era affatto considerato Dio. A dimostrarlo sono i vangeli stessi. E non solo. I discepoli non credevano che Gesù fosse Dio. Non lo sosteneva nemmeno lo stesso Gesù. Gesù era un semplice predicatore ebreo di umili origini che, secondo gli apostoli e tre evangelisti, Dio avrebbe esaltato a un rango divino soltanto dopo la sua morte. In seguito, anche questa tesi sarebbe stata considerata eresia. Quanto credono oggi i cristiani è stato accettato dalle Chiese cristiane soltanto dopo diversi secoli. “E Gesù diventò Dio” è un’opera documentatissima. Le tesi che presenta sono le stesse sostenute dai maggiori specialisti del settore: Ehrman, che è a sua volta uno dei più autorevoli studiosi del cristianesimo delle origini, le ha però divulgate in modo fruibile da chiunque. Perché chiunque potrebbe essere interessato a capire come andarono realmente le cose, duemila anni fa in Palestina.

La Costituzione Senza Popolo

Author: Enrico Scoditti
Editor: EDIZIONI DEDALO
ISBN: 9788822053220
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Gulliver S Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift
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ISBN: 9781519416452
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A satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary genre, this is widely considered Swift's greatest work as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. Transcribed from the 1892 George Bell and Son edition.Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

The Idea Of Justice

Author: Amartya Sen
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674060474
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Presents an analysis of what justice is, the transcendental theory of justice and its drawbacks, and a persuasive argument for a comparative perspective on justice that can guide us in the choice between alternatives.

The Daemon Knows

Author: Harold Bloom
Editor: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812997832
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND KIRKUS REVIEWS Hailed as “the indispensable critic” by The New York Review of Books, Harold Bloom—New York Times bestselling writer and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University—has for decades been sharing with readers and students his genius and passion for understanding literature and explaining why it matters. Now he turns at long last to his beloved writers of our national literature in an expansive and mesmerizing book that is one of his most incisive and profoundly personal to date. A product of five years of writing and a lifetime of reading and scholarship, The Daemon Knows may be Bloom’s most masterly book yet. Pairing Walt Whitman with Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson with Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne with Henry James, Mark Twain with Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens with T. S. Eliot, and William Faulkner with Hart Crane, Bloom places these writers’ works in conversation with one another, exploring their relationship to the “daemon”—the spark of genius or Orphic muse—in their creation and helping us understand their writing with new immediacy and relevance. It is the intensity of their preoccupation with the sublime, Bloom proposes, that distinguishes these American writers from their European predecessors. As he reflects on a lifetime lived among the works explored in this book, Bloom has himself, in this magnificent achievement, created a work touched by the daemon. Praise for The Daemon Knows “Enrapturing . . . radiant . . . intoxicating . . . Harold Bloom, who bestrides our literary world like a willfully idiosyncratic colossus, belongs to the party of rapture.”—Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review “The capstone to a lifetime of thinking, writing and teaching . . . The primary strength of The Daemon Knows is the brilliance and penetration of the connections Bloom makes among the great writers of the past, the shrewd sketching of intellectual feuds or oppositions that he calls agons. . . . Bloom’s books are like a splendid map of literature, a majestic aerial view that clarifies what we cannot see from the ground.”—The Washington Post “Audacious . . . The Yale literary scholar has added another remarkable treatise to his voluminous body of work.”—The Huffington Post “The sublime The Daemon Knows is a veritable feast for the general reader (me) as well as the advanced (I assume) one.”—John Ashbery “Mesmerizing.”—New York Journal of Books “Bloom is a formidable critic, an extravagant intellect.”—Chicago Tribune “As always, Bloom conveys the intimate, urgent, compelling sense of why it matters that we read these canonical authors.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Few people write criticism as nakedly confident as Bloom’s any more.”—The Guardian (U.K.) From the Hardcover edition.