The promise and problems of intercultural philosophy

Show simple item record Hofmeyr, H.M. (Henry Murray) South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities 2009-10-26T06:53:07Z 2009-10-26T06:53:07Z 2004
dc.description Appears in Phronimon, Volume 5 Number 2(2004) en
dc.description.abstract In this paper I sketch the main elements of Heinz Kimmerle's conceptualisation of intercultural philosophy: a new concept of difference that makes possible a new take on "different and equal" which is the foundation for real dialogue. I interrogate the concept of culture in intercultural philosophy, and argue that for the South African context sufficient emphasis must be placed on power relations as they impact on cultures and the legacy of a history of cultural domination. I try to show that Kimmerle's notion of the equality of cultures implies that a particular context is taken seriously as a valid instance of the human condition, and in that sense it is of equal status with all other situations. All "localities" are linked in some way or another. It thus belongs to adequately conceptualising the thoughts and feelings of a specific locality that the need for dialogue should be reflected. A philosophy that negates these shifts would be disqualified as inadequate. The fact that it seeks dialogue is indicative of the experience of an aporia. It is lack, incompleteness, which is universal. I also tentatively propose "contextual philosophy" as a more appropriate name for intercultural philosophy in South Africa. en
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dc.format.extent 26 Pages en
dc.identifier.citation Hofmeyr, M 2004, 'The promise and problems of intercultural philosophy', Phronimon, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 51-76. en
dc.identifier.issn 1561-4018
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities en
dc.rights South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities en
dc.subject Intercultural philosophy en
dc.subject Contextual philosophy en
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophy -- Cross-cultural studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Kimmerle, Heinz, 1930- -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject.lcsh Contextualism (Philosophy) en
dc.subject.lcsh Dialogue en
dc.title The promise and problems of intercultural philosophy en
dc.type Article en

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