Politics and the Relevance of Cultures

Faculty/Professorship: Philosophy  
Author(s): De Anna, Gabriele
Title of the compilation: Pratical rationality in politica contexts : facing diversity in contemporary multicultural Europe
Editors: De Anna, Gabriele ; Martinelli, Riccardo
Publisher Information: Triest : Edizioni Universittà di Trieste
Year of publication: 2016
Pages: 153-162
ISBN: 978-88-8303-809-9
Series ; Volume: Cogito ; 1
Language(s): English
URL: https://www.openstarts.units.it/dspace/handle/1...
Does it still make sense to try to know and understand traditional cultures, when we have to cope with everyday problems where the challenge is to build a future together, not to worry about the past? Wouldn’t it make more sense to find technical solutions to the practical problems opened by the need to live together, than trying to understand each other? For example, should we not struggle to find the best possible procedures to deal with practical problems, rather than spending time investigating our different heritages? The author suggests that there are reasons to keep worrying about cultural heritages and to try to understand and compare different cultures.
Keywords: Multiculturalism, Political Philosophy, Practical Rationality, Action, Universalism
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/44043
Year of publication: 5. July 2018