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Universalism: A. Universalism is a philosophy that assumes that there are universal values and principles that apply to all people. These values and principles are independent of culture, religion or other factors. See also values, cultural relativism, relativism. B. A special universalism is the universalism of everyday language, which assumes that every formalization, logical, mathematical or physical formula must in principle be expressible in natural language, otherwise it is meaningless. See also Formalism, Formalization.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Max Weber on Universalism - Dictionary of Arguments

Habermas III 222
Universalism/Weber/Habermas: Weber has adopted a cautiously universalist position; he did not consider processes of rationalization to be a special phenomenon of the occident, although the rationalization that can be proven in all world religions initially led only in Europe to a form of rationalism that at the same time has special features, namely occidental and general, that characterize modernity at all.
>Western rationalism
, >Modernity, >Modernization, >Rationalization,
>Religion, >Religious belief.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Weber I
M. Weber
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - engl. trnsl. 1930
German Edition:
Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus München 2013

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981

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