Challenges to Cultural Diversity: Absolutism, Democracy, and Alain Locke's Value Relativism

MacMullan, Terance
May 2005
Journal of Speculative Philosophy;2005, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p129
Academic Journal
This article reports that Alain Locke left an indelible mark on American culture as one of the leading writer and critic. He strives to illuminate a path toward the gradual elimination of intercultural conflict by digging under the differences that distinguish particular cultures to unearth a set of common values. His hope is that this new axiology might enable all people to communicate their notions of the beautiful, good, and true without resorting to culturally specific jargon. This hope that one might develop a common aesthetics reveals an ecumenism similar to transcendentalism, loyalty to loyalty, and hope for a common, nondogmatic faith.


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