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5104 -- SANDKÜHLER, HANS JÖRG & HONG-BIN LIM (Eds.)

Transculturality - Epistemology, ethics, and politics
(Philosophie und Geschichte der Wissenschaften 57)
Frankfurt/M.: Lang Verlag 2004
206 pp., Euro 39,-; ISBN 3-631-53297-9


The basis of this book were two symposia on the problem of transculturality (Seoul 2002, Bremen 2003) organized by the respective universities. The cause for organizing the meetings was that ##"the borders between previously (apparently or really) stable cultures are evaporating, leading to new, unstable ways of life composed of elements drawn from different cultures. This process leads to the end of the illusion that regional borders and cultural identity are congruent. Instead, differences of purposes and goals, needs and interests, gender, faith, qualifications and abilities all comprise increasingly new demarcations.##

Keywords: transculturality, Cultural Studies, psychoanalysis, intercultural understanding, skepticism, Buddhism, Confucianism, legal culture, hermeneutic pluralism, impartiality, human rights, democracy, Liberalism

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