Franz Martin Wimmer

Essays on Intercultural Philosophy

Chennai-Madras: Satya Nilayam 2002
(Satya Nilayam Endowment Lectures, Editor: Anand Amaladass, volume 4)
ISBN: 81-901345-1-5
Pages: ix+134
Price: Rs 175,- USD 10,-
Essays on intercultural philosophy

Published at:
Satya Nilayam Publications
Research Institute for Philosophy and Sanskrit
201, K.K.Road, Thiruvanmiyur
Chennai - 600041 INDIA

Table of Contents:
Is Intercultural Philosophy a New Branch or a New Orientation in Philosophy? (1996)
Introductory remarks
(1) Is there an alternative to a One-Way History of Philosophy?
(2) Transcultural philosophy: the universalistic dream
(3) Is "ethnophilosophy" the way out, or is it a dead end?
(4) Consequences and tasks. The Model of a Polylogue
    (1) Unilateral centristic influence:
    (2) Unilateral and transitive influence:
    (3) Partially bilateral influence: the period of dialogues
    (4) Complete bilateral influence: the stage of polylogues
(5) Conclusion

Perspectives of Cultural Identity
1) Retrospective Identity: Traditionalism or The Origin in the Past
2) Prospective Identity. Utopia or: the best is yet to come.
3) Momentive Identity . Evolutionism or Reality as Transition
4) Pluripolar Identity. "Tourism"
5) Repetitive Identity. Metempsychosis or Identity in Reincarnations
Concluding remark

Cultural Centrisms and Tolerance in the Context of Intercultural Philosophy
1. The Dilemma of Culturality of Philosophy
2. Types of Cultural Centrism
    2.1 Expansive centrism
    2.2 Integrative centrism
    2.3 Separative or multiple centrism
    2.4 Tentative or transitory centrism
3. Exclusive Centrisms in Action
    The example of history
    The example of philosophy
4. Tolerance and Beyond

The Role of Philosophy for A Global Culture (1983)
1 What is "a culture”?
2. Plurality of culture and the unity of a future world
    2.1 The identity of a culture
    2.2 Basic features of a global culture
3. Philosophy and the global culture
    3.1 Historical knowledge about philosophy
    3.2 Global culture as an object of philosophy

We Are Shifting Borders - the Meaning of Internationality in Academia and Society
    The Need for Borders and the Need to Transgress
    Objective and Subjective Aspects
    Everybody is a centre
    Mutuality is a practice, not a mere fact

Paolo Bianchi & Franz M. Wimmer: Universal Homeland or Interculturality as the Life Idea of a Global Culture (1999)
    Erotic Relation to the Other
    A Sense of Home and Xenophobia
    "Where the sun is bright we find black peoples"
    Human Obligations Rather Than Human Rights
    Nothing is normal
    Religions of the Future
    Syncretic Thinking

Selected Bibliography
    Intercultural Theory and Philosophy
    Philosophy of Asia and the Middle East
    Philosophy in Africa
    Philosophy in Latin America
    Selected Sources in the Internet

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