The Value of Cultural Diversity: Rhetoric and Reality

Reflections on the End of Relativism

Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D.

The Value of Cultural Diversity: Rhetoric and Reality, Meeting Report on Fellows Day, International Academy of Intercultural Research 9th Biennial Congress, Bergen, Norway, 2016

This report originally summarized the presentation and discussion that occurred during the Fellows Day session of the 9th Biennial Congress of the International Academy of Intercultural Research held in Bergen, Norway June 28, 2015. Because it was a report and not an original research article, descriptions of concepts are intentionally truncated and referencing is restricted to establishing context more than linking to other contemporary treatments of the issue. >> read more

 

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A Constructivist Epistemology of Hate

Milton J. Bennett Ph.D.

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The Psychology Of Hate Crimes As Domestic Terrorism: US And Global Issue

Volume One: Theoretical, Lega Cultural Factors, Edward Dunbar, Amalio Blanco, and Desirée A. Crèvecoeur-MacPhail, Editors Praeger (2016)

All organisms behave, but, as far as we know, only humans also explain behavior. Organisms routinely destroy other organisms for various reasons, but only humans ask why. One answer is “hatred.” Clearly it is not necessary to hate another organism in order to destroy it, but the idea is commonly invoked as an explanation for human violence. >> read more

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