Dialogue Among Civilizations: Some Exemplary Voices

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Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 20, 2002 - History - 282 pages
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Dialogue Among Civilizations explores the social, cultural, and philosophical underpinnings of "civilizational dialogue" by asking questions like these: What is the meaning of such dialogue? What are its preconditions? Are there different trajectories for different civilizations? Is there also a dialogue between past and future involving remembrance? Exemplary voices range from Ibn Rushd, Goethe and Hafiz to Soroush, Gadamer, and the Mahatma Gandhi.

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FRED DALLMAYR, is a political theorist specializing in modern and contemporary European thought. He recently published Alternative Visions: Paths in the Global Village (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998). He has been the recipient of NEH and Fulbright fellowships, and has been a visiting professor at the New School and the University of Hamburg. In addition to his many articles, he has authored 12 books, including Critical Encounters (Notre Dame), and Between Freiburg and Frankfurt: Toward a Critical Ontology (Massachusetts).