INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ETHICS, Hugh LaFollette, ed., Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
General Subserie Research Paper No. 2012-02
11 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2012 Last revised: 29 Mar 2012
Date Written: February 17, 2012
This paper is an entry on multiculturalism for the International Encyclopaedia of Ethics (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). It focuses on how the terms ‘multiculturalism’ and ‘cultural diversity’ have been used in normative political philosophy. It does not pretend to give a comprehensive description of the multicultural debate as it has developed over the last two decades. Instead, it analyses three positions as ideal-types within these debates: Charles Taylor’s Group-oriented Multiculturalism; the critique of group-oriented multiculturalism by Chandran Kukathas and Brian Barry; and Will Kymlicka’s Liberal Multiculturalism.
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