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Session 4: Gadamer's Globalism: Culture, Difference and Pluralism

Gadamer and Religion
OCHS Library
Dr Jessica Frazier
Friday, 6 June 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In the later years of his career, at a retreat exploring religion on the Island of Capri with Derrida and other post-Heideggerian thinkers, Gadamer who insisted that attention to non-Western religions was essential for any steps forward. He encouraged cross--cultural scholars to see themselves as creatively opening up ever-expanding horizons of understanding within their own tradition, and gradually building a new global horizon. Seen in this light, the rich cultural plurality of modern globalism affords us the opportunity to continue a history-long process of growth.