Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures – Humanism in the Age of Globalization
Globalization demands for setting up new cultural orientations. Different traditions and forms of life struggle for recognition throughout the world and have to meet the necessity of values and norms with universal validity. Similarities and differences in understanding the world have to be analyzed and recognized which requires a new reflection on what it means to be a human being concerning its anthropological universality, but also its diverseness and changeability.
The books of the series Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures – Humanism in the Age of Globalization
are committed to a new Humanism, which not only highlights humaneness in its cultural and historical varieties but also presents it as a transculturally valid principle of human interaction in all cultural life-forms.
The series is edited by Jörn Rüsen
(Essen), Chun-chieh Huang
(Taipeh), Oliver Kozlarek
(Mexico City) and Jürgen Straub
Assistant Editor: Henner Laass (Essen)
Advisory Board: Peter Burke (Cambridge), Chen Qineng (Beijing), Georg Essen (Bochum), Ming-huei Lee (Taipei), Erhard Reckwitz (Essen), Masayuki Sato (Yamanashi), Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer (Wolfenbüttel), Zhang Longxi (Hong Kong)