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Michael H. Mitias on Challenges of Universalism
Michael H. Mitias on Challenges of Universalism

Author(s): George U. Ukagba, Sylvester Idemudia Odia
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: universalism; collective destiny; humanity; prejudice

Summary/Abstract: The age-old philosophical idea of universalism defended by Husserl has in our times come under heavy inter-continental intellectualistic attacks. Advocates of localism, relativism and particularity have accused it of being a form of “Euro centrism”, and thus of being an essentially hegemonic concept. This paper examines Michael H. Mitias on challenges of universalism. Despite its short-comings, Mitias is perfectly in order when he insists that universalism does not set cultural understandings aside, for it does not iconoclastically view them as the cultural muck of history or as a cluster of irrational prejudices. This may be a good start point in terms of the future needs of our humanity and collective destiny, but it may not be enough to secure this future for all of us.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: XXVI
  • Page Range: 303-315
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English