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ERIC Number: EJ924032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
World Citizenship, Identity and the Notion of an Integrated Self
Golmohamad, Muna
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v23 n2-3 p131-148 Mar 2004
In light of the complex notions of identity, this paper attempts to consider how to perceive the notion of world citizenship. The paper looks to discussions on the self and identity; focusing on the writing of Charles Taylor and Alasdair MacIntyre, with particular attention given to the notion of an integrated self. While philosophers, sociologists and educationalist discuss particular and universal aspects to the self, Danesh in his book "Psychology of Spirituality," presents a model for the integrated self that seems to allow for a systematic process of development to help realise a unity of character of individual identity with an extended community. What is suggested in this paper is to consider the possibility of an education for world citizenship where one can have a notion of an integrated self and be a citizen engaged at many levels, from local to national and international.
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Language: English
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