Worldviews and Cultures: Philosophical Reflections from an Intercultural Perspective - Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society 10 (Paperback)
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Worldviews and Cultures: Philosophical Reflections from an Intercultural Perspective - Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society 10 (Paperback)

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Globalization brings people and cultures together, producing, in addition to deep and rich encounters, exclusion, racism, xenophobia and asymmetries. The present book takes these issues implicitly as its starting point by thoroughly reflecting on them from a perspective of worldviews, as one of many approaches.

More specifically, it focuses on people's implicit and explicit interpretations and assumptions of the world, of themselves and of others. Often deeply rooted and hard to change, they have an important function, for without them we would continually need to question what we do and what we think. In their absolutist form, these assumptions may become a barrier for open-mindedness, and hence for deep intercultural understanding and exchange. We need to find a balance between both stances.

Intercultural philosophy tries to fulfil this role, on the one hand by comparing different cultures on a deep philosophical level, and as a way to better understand each other's core assumptions, and on the other hand by arguing for an intercultural philosophy grounded in specific cases. The contributions of this book conceive of "another possible world" which does not condemn cultural and religious diversity as a detonator for "Clashes of Civilizations", but rather welcomes it as a source of inspiration for all and of respect for the "different".

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789048171361
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 11 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009


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"... Der band beschaftigt sich mit der orientierenden Funktion von weltanschauungen, mit verschiedenen "Modellen" von Weltanschauungen sowie mit dem Umgang mit den Anderen aus interkulturellel Perspektive. ... Die Herausgeberinnen begrussen die Diversitat der zum Teil sehr verschieden ausgerichteten Texte, ... Diese inhaltliche/Methodologische Heterogenitat der Texte ist durchaus interressant Lediglich die Sorgfaltigkeit des Lektorats lasst fur den uberaus stolzen preis leider zu wunschen ubrig. Immerhin besteht die Moeglichkeit, beim Verlag samtliche Beitrage einzeln als elektronische Version (PDF) zu beziehen." (Caroline Herfert, in: polylog Zeitschrift fur Interkulturelles Philosophieren, 2010, Vol. 23, S. 146 f.)

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