Volume 27, 1998
Philosophy of Culture
Hamlet A. Gevorkian
The Concept of Encounter of Cultures in the Philosophy of History
Problems and Solutions
A general problem of philosophical interests concerns the possibility of objective knowledge of other cultures and a past culture, as well as the adequacy of their reconstruction. The problem of cultural development is also crucial. By the criterion I develop, a culture which has expanded its potentialities in various independent forms is an open culture able to enter into dialogue with any other culture.