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dc.contributor.authorRapport, Nigel Julian
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-29T18:01:01Z
dc.date.available2013-01-29T18:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationRapport , N J 2012 , ' Towards moral and authentic generalization : humanity, individual human beings and distortion ' , Culture Unbound , vol. 4 , 36 , pp. 661-678 . https://doi.org/10.3384/cu.2000.1525.124661en
dc.identifier.issn2000-1525
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 43852981
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 45ecc5a3-6a69-476e-9531-79e4b9f2e807
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/3336
dc.description.abstractThe article treats the issue of generality. How may one conceive of the relationship between the uniqueness of individuality and the commonality of the human (species and society) without reduction? Can generalization be made moral – es-chewing stereotypes in society – and can it be made authentic – enacting a human science which treats the individual as a thing-in-itself? Simmel’s seminal inter-vention was to see generality as a necessary kind of distortion. In contrast, this article offers rational models of the one and the whole which expect to retain the uniqueness of the one; and it suggests characteristics of human embodiment (ca-pacities, potentialities) that speak to individuality and generality at the same time. The article ends with a reconsideration of distortion as a humane artistic represen-tation, by way of the work of Stanley Spencer.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofCulture Unbounden
dc.rights(c) 2012 Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research. This is an open access article, available under a Creative Commons Non-commercial license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en
dc.subjectGeneralizationen
dc.subjectCosmopolitanismen
dc.subjectIndividualityen
dc.subjectHumanityen
dc.subjectrepresentationen
dc.subjectDistortionen
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.subject.lccGNen
dc.titleTowards moral and authentic generalization : humanity, individual human beings and distortionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Social Anthropologyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3384/cu.2000.1525.124661
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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