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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

The Many Languages of Philosophy: Rethinking Philosophy as Inter- and Trans- Cultural

Dr Angelika Soldan.

Proposed is an understanding of philosophy that comprises traditional "main-stream" as well as no non-traditional ways of philosophizing, reaching from analytical philosophy to sagacity and from logic-centered to other forms of searching for truths.
The inter-cultural and intra-cultural approach of this paper is based on the ideas that philosophy: (1) evolved from mythology and is, therefore, localized (ethnic-culturally anchored); (2) focuses on justifying different ways of seeing and living in social and natural environments and, therefore, is critical consciousness as well as a mode of existence; (3) is determined by needs and interests of different social groups and, therefore, ideologized; (4) is a form of a globalizing mankind’s self-consciousness and, therefore, the understanding of its definitions is generalizable and negotiable; is in manifold ways interrelated to other forms of knowing, such as, the sciences, religions, the arts, and literature and, therefore, in-itself inter-cultural.


Dr Angelika Soldan  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Social Sciences Department
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

Ph.D. (1982, 1990) Halle-Wittenberg, Berlin/Germany; Generalist: philosophy, ethics, political philosophy; Asst. Prof. 2000 – UT Brownsville

  • Non-Eurocentric
  • Intercultural
  • Transcultural

(Virtual Presentation, English)