Johann P. Arnason

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Professor em. of Sociology, La Trobe University, Melbourne

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(March 2018)

Project:

Horizons and Varieties of Modernity

The project is a book-length essay, designed to clarify the notion of multiple modernities by connecting it to the interpretation of modernity as a new civilization. This idea was first outlined by Jan Patočka and later developed in historico-sociological terms by S.N. Eisenstadt. However, it is still much less discussed than it deserves to be. The analysis will pay particular attention to the Communist episode as well as to East Asian experiences.

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Der Eurozentrismus und seine Widersacher: Kritische Bemerkungen zu einer unfruchtbaren Kontroverse

Die dezentrierte und offene Einstellung gegenüber anderen Kulturen ist keine Errungenschaft der Moderne: Sie geht auf vormoderne europäische Wurzeln zurück.
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