Title

Some preconditions of universal philosophical dialogue

Author's Department

Philosophy Department

All Authors

Graham Harman

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Dialogue and Universalism

Publication Date

2008

doi

https://doi.org/10.5840/du2005151/273

Abstract

Our own era is widely viewed as a golden age of intellectual tolerance when compared with the persecutions of yesteryear. But in fact, this tolerance serves to mask a fundamental indifference of one perspective to another. Each world view is seen as a personal opinion, walled off from others and immune to challenge or alteration by them. This article blames the current situation in part on the triumph of critical philosophy since Kant. In closing, several concrete and even whimsical proposals are made for remedying the situation and restoring a more wild and fruitful form of intellectual combat of a kind that no longer exists.

First Page

165

Last Page

179

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