The Arrogance of the Species: Humanity, Humanitas, and the Chinese Notion of Ren (仁)

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Abstract

In this paper, I make two assertions: (1) there is no universal agreement on the definition of “humanity” —even if it is assumed to be a “truth universally acknowledged”; (2) the notions of “humanity” often cited as the hallmark of civilization and culture stem from erroneous conceptions of the innateness of humanity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-343
JournalThe Canadian Review of Comparative Literature
Volume38
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

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