Philosophy of History and Action: Papers Presented at the First Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter December 1974 Cover

Philosophy of History and Action: Papers Presented at the First Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter December 1974

ISBN/ASIN: 9789400993679,9789400993655 | 1979 | English | pdf | 254/247 pages | 15.1 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Paul Ricoeur (auth.), Yirmiahu Yovel (eds.) | Edition: 1

This volume contains the proceedings of the First Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter – started by the Hebrew University Institute of Philosophy (now the S. H. Bergman Centre for Philosophical Studies), which took place on December 28-31, 1974. In recent years the culture-gap that separates philosophers seems slowly – indeed much too slowly – to be narrowing. Although short­ circuits in communication still do happen and mutual disrespect has not vanished, it is becoming unfashionable to demonstrate ignorance of another philosophical tradition or to shrug it off with a supercilious smile. Perhaps dialectically, the insufficiency of any self-centred view that tries to immunize itself to challenges from without starts to disturb it from within. Moreover, as the culture- (and language-) bound nature of many philosophical divergencies is sinking more deeply into consciousness, the irony of an attitude of intolerance to them becomes more apparent. Our aim was to make a modest contribution to this development. We did not, however, mean to confuse genuine differences and problems in communication. Consequently, the more realistic term "encounter" was preferred to the idealizing "dialogue. " The Israeli hosts, themselves trained in a variety of philosophical traditions, felt that there is something in­ between real dialogue on the one hand and mutual estrangement on the other, and wished to provide a meeting place for it.

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