[lit-ideas] Re: Malt, Coffee & Chuck Taylor

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 09:38:26 -0700 (PDT)

--- John McCreery <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> One serious question that I will pose in passing is
> this. Like Kant,
> as described in the source above as well as your own
> remarks, you
> place a great weight on the intention of
> universality. Yet, could it
> not be said of all the great figures of what Karl
> Jasper calls the
> Axial Period (Confucius, Gautama, Socrates,Jesus,
> Mohammed...) that
> each fully intended his prescriptions to be
> universal, applying to
> everyone everywhere whatever the circumstance? Which
> is how each
> became the inspiration for transcendental movements,
> called
> transcendental precisely because they refused
> limitation to any
> particular tribe or place? But when push comes to
> shove, the moral
> frameworks they envisioned differ radically?

*The moral frameworks formulated by the individuals
you mention differed in some ways, as one could only
expect, but the ideas they expressed still exercised
powerful influence over very large and culturally and
politically diverse physical spaces, and over very
long periods of time.

One question that one might put to the
historicists/culturalists is, do they think that their
own ideas are only valid within their own
geo-historical location ?


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