Volume 12, 2001
Hamlet A. Gevorkian
The Encounter of Cultures and the Philosophy of History
Problems and Solutions
A general problem of philosophy concerns the possibility of objective knowledge of other cultures (including past cultures), and the adequacy of their reconstruction. The problem of cultural development is also crucial. In this paper, I argue that a culture which has expanded its potentialities in various independent forms is an open culture capable of entering into dialogue with other cultures.