Stjernfelt, Frederik
January 2012
Monist;Jan2012, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
The article discusses Canadian political philosopher Will Kymlicka's attempt to reconcile multiculturalism and liberal ideals. Such "soft multiculturalism" is contrasted with "hard multiculturalism" that sacrifices some liberal ideals. Issues discussed include group rights, social integration, and cultural assimilation. The author raises the possibility that multiculturalism is no different from conventional liberal democracy.


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