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Cultural Centrisms and Intercultural Polylogues in Philosophy

  title={Cultural Centrisms and Intercultural Polylogues in Philosophy},
  author={F. Wimmer},
A "dilemma of culturality" for philosophy, tending to universality, is given with the fact that there is not one and the definitely adequate language or tradition of philosophy. There are many, each of them being cultural, not natural. The question is about the possibility of systematic philosophy with the presupposition that there are different cultural coinages in every philosophical thinking which can be influential on every level of reflection and argumentation. Intercultural philosophy is… Expand

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