Universalism: Ideality? Hegemonism?:Analysis Based on the Golden Rule

Jie XIONG

Abstract


Universalism supports a sort of formal, abstract, and absolute universality. It manifests as the dualistic world view that separates the relations between universals and particulars, essence and phenomenon, reason and sensibility, and soul and flesh. If it goes to extremes, it will become nothing but self-identity that is beyond time and space and inane. Under the interpretation by universalism, the golden rule is a universal normalized character in conceptual form, a universal and abstract formal principle in status, an equivalent and reciprocal universalism orientation in connotation. If viewing the golden rule from this perspective, we will inevitably result in empty theories as well as hegemonism and power in practice.


Keywords


Universalism; the Golden Rule; Hegemonism

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