Populism, Memory and Minority Rights

Central and Eastern European Issues in Global Perspective

Populism, Memory and Minority Rights is the flagship publication of the Tom Lantos Institute (TLI), a highly-regarded international human rights institute based in Budapest, Hungary. The publication provides a forum for discussion on crucial themes of global and regional importance on the accommodation of ethno-cultural diversity and related normative developments. It introduces TLI’s work in terms of its mandated issue areas, including Roma rights and citizenship, Jewish life and antisemitism, and Hungarian and other national minorities. The theoretical and empirical studies, commentaries, interviews, reports and other documents offer a unique source of information for libraries, research institutes, civil society actors, governments, intergovernmental organizations and all those interested in contemporary normative trends and debates in international minority protection.

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Biographical Note
Anna-Mária Bíró, PhD, is the Director of the Tom Lantos Institute. She directed Minority Rights Group Europe and worked at the OSCE Mission in Kosovo. She advocated and published extensively in the field of international minority protection.

Table of contents
Preface
List of Abbreviations

1 From Pragmatism to Analytic Philosophy and Vice Versa
 1 Between Remote and Recent Pasts
 2 Virtues and Limits of Analytic Philosophy
 3 The Invitation to Post-philosophy

2 Linguistic Pragmatism
 1 The Banality of the Language-reality Relationship: Features of the Critique of Representationalism
 2 The Reasons for Linguistic Pragmatism
 3 Questions on Linguistic Pragmatism
 4 Naturalism and ‘deep humanism’
 5 Davidson’s Importance

3 Truth and Justification
 1 A Map of Modern and Contemporary Epistemology
 2 Reasons and Causes
 3 Non-reductive Naturalism
 4 A New Protagorean Gesture

4 Historicism and the Aesthetic Challenge
 1 Objectivity and Solidarity
 2 The Difficulties of the ‘us’
 3 Meliorism and the Aesthetic Challenge

5 Knowing Ourselves and Recognizing Others
 1 Deletions and Restorations of the Self. Historical-theoretical Steps
 2 Personal Identity, Irony and Sociality
 3 Feelings and Reason
 4 Feminism without Myths

6 Contingency and Normativity. Lines of a New Pragmatic Anthropology
 1 Reticular Normativity
 2 Norms in ‘Linguistic Pragmatism’: Drawing on Dewey, Wittgenstein, and Davidson
 3 Linguistic Agents and Freedom as Possibility
 4 Postmodern Tychism. Overcoming the Logical-empirical Divide Regarding Normativity

Bibliography
Index
Readership
Libraries, research institutes, civil society actors, governments, intergovernmental organisations and all those interested in the contemporary normative trends and debates in international minority protection.
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