Investigating the roots of Toynbee's approach to universal history, the author focuses on the diagnosis of the world crisis articulated in his writings of the twenties. Toynbee believed that the West was suffering from the unforeseen ability of the other to resist Westernization and envisioned a comprehensive League of Nations, based on ‘reciprocity’ and cultural pluralism ('principle of individuality'), as the only alternative to a conflict of civilizations. This response testifies to the early developing in his thought of a tension between the recognition of non-Western identities and the yearning for the unification of mankind in a Westernized ecumenical civilization.

'Principio di individualità' e occidentalizzazione del mondo nella filosofia della storia di A.J. Toynbee (1889-1975)

TAGLIAFERRI, TEODORO
2005

Abstract

Investigating the roots of Toynbee's approach to universal history, the author focuses on the diagnosis of the world crisis articulated in his writings of the twenties. Toynbee believed that the West was suffering from the unforeseen ability of the other to resist Westernization and envisioned a comprehensive League of Nations, based on ‘reciprocity’ and cultural pluralism ('principle of individuality'), as the only alternative to a conflict of civilizations. This response testifies to the early developing in his thought of a tension between the recognition of non-Western identities and the yearning for the unification of mankind in a Westernized ecumenical civilization.
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