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The Rise of Eurocentrism: Anatomy of Interpretation

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$87.00/£72.00
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Published:
Oct 8, 2019
1993
Pages:
492
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6.14 x 9.21 in.
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In the controversy over political correctness, the canon, and the curriculum, the role of Western tradition in a post-modern world is often debated. To clarify what is at stake, Vassilis Lambropoulos traces the ideology of European culture from the Reformation, focusing on a key element of Western tradition: the act of interpretation as a distinct practice of understanding and a civil right. Championed by Protestants insisting on independent interpretation of scripture, this ideal of autonomy ushered in the era of modernity with its essentialist philosophy of universal man and his aesthetic understanding of the world.

Originally published in 1993.

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