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Communication in the Context of Cultural Diversity

  • Calvin O. Schrag
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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 47)

Abstract

I have chosen to speak on the topic of communication in the context of cultural diversity at this international phenomenology congress in Korea because the setting provides a peculiarly appropriate laboratory for thought experiments on the dynamics of communication across cultural perspectives. We are all familiar with the well known couplet penned by Rudyard Kipling: “East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” I want to show that this utterance by Kipling is problematic at best and profoundly mistaken at worst.

Keywords

Cultural Diversity Personal Freedom Indirect Communication Transcendental Unity Epistemic Domain 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Karl Jaspers, Reason and Existenz, trans. William Earle (New York: The Noonday Press, 1955), p. 73.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Søren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, trans. David F. Swenson (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1941), p. 182.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Calvin O. Schrag
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  1. 1.Purdue UniversityUSA

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