TITLE

A critique of social radicalism: The debate between the Neo-Left and Liberalism — A discussion of Plessner within the Chinese context

AUTHOR(S)
Cao Weidong
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Frontiers of Philosophy in China;Mar2008, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the ideas of Helmuth Plessner on social radicalism in the Chinese context, and his critiques on the controversies between the New Left-wingers, and the Liberalists during the 20th century. The author mentions that Plessner's book "The Retarded Nation" interprets radicalism as both faith, and conviction, or a means. Furthermore, Plessner believe that social radicals from Germany are impetuous, and whose outlooks are from the lower classes. It offers discussion on the rebellion of the Neo-Left against Liberalism in the 20th century, and introduction of Plessner into the Chinese context.
ACCESSION #
31258683

 

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