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com 122 wednesday WEEK 1 19:46 huntington clash of civilizations cultural fault line e.g. yugoslavia asian american, latinos, not assimilating, not 100% americans, bring in values  that weakens the US co-existence nationalism---e.g. china and japan, close trade relation, trying hard to compress  nationalism classify huntington's view relativist, every group have its own truth therefore there  are multiple truths, or no truths 1. appiah's cosmopolitan ethic universalism-there is one truth that all civilization agree upon, west tend to be  universalist and think western is the truth our actions affect other people how can we coexist in this world? rooted cosmopolitanism moral conflict, we are concerned about everybody but we recognize legitimacy of  difference 2. thick and thin morality appiah from gana half african and british thin concept we all recognize as valid, universal thick individual view of these concepts thin broad, general concept e.g. freedom, what is the right degree of freedom?
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thick---courage is sth that is thin, but defined in particular ways, applied to diff  social situation no universal idea of courage morality is first thick, when u try to agree with others and deal with ppl from other  cultures, become thin, start to have more abstract ideas some thick concepts are only found in certain society when on party has a concept and other party does not e.g. gana, senior maternal  uncle act out role of father, many women live with brother, the brother have to  support the child, if fail, act as unethically  thin universal value is good parenting expression of this is particular, closely  related to local customs and expectations 3. the three levels of disagreements second level of disagreements, even if we have same moral ideas, we may not  agree politeness is thick concept thin value one, no sexual immorality thin value two, no domination or abuse thin value three, strive for economic order, just economy and society,  thick=capital or socialist society third level of disagreement, weight of different values we all agree freedom and equality is imp value, which do we give more weight 
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