Why is Kwame Anthony Appiah’s proposal to dismiss the concept of “The West” premature?

@article{Kubiak2016WhyIK,
  title={Why is Kwame Anthony Appiah’s proposal to dismiss the concept of “The West” premature?},
  author={Stefan Kubiak},
  journal={The Journal of English Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={13},
  pages={22-40}
}
  • Stefan Kubiak
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • The Journal of English Studies
  • This paper is a response to Kwame A. Appiah’s article “There is no such thing as western civilisation” published in The Guardian of 9 November 2016. Appiah’s proposal to dismiss the term ‘western civilisation’ seems premature since it is strongly established in the humanities and social sciences. Discussing selected models representing systems of civilisations (Spengler, Koneczny, Toynbee, Huntington) as well as Fernand Braudel’s concept of longue durée history, this paper demonstrates the… CONTINUE READING

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