Título Epistemological Foundations of Intercultural Education: Contributions from Raimon Panikkar
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Fecha de publicacion 17/07/2023
ISI 001031364300001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85164967633
DOI 10.1007/s11217-023-09891-7
Abstract The present article explores the epistemological conditions of intercultural encounters. Based on an analysis of Raimon Panikkar\'s intercultural hermeneutics, we argue that intercultural encounters cannot take place adequately when they are based on purely rhetorical rationality or rational persuasion. We point to the limitations of grounding intercultural relationships on dialectical dialogue and, therefore, of educating them by simply enhancing discursive capacities. We underline the need for other epistemological conditions that should be fostered in order to move forward on the path to actual interculturality. These can be summarised by what Panikkar calls "conversion", an epistemic framework of love-personal relationality, that goes beyond objectifying rationality-for the communication between (culturally different) subjects. We conclude that the culturally diverse human condition refers to being encountered and being understood on a level that is not merely logical or linguistic. What can be understood of a person with another cultural background goes beyond what can be comprehended by logical rationality or captured by veritative judgements about objects. In other words, in intercultural encounters, ontological, rather than merely logical truth is at stake, which means that the presence of the other can lead to experiences of meaning: it reveals a being that calls for conversion. Conversion demands an ontic action on the part of the subject, not merely an epistemological one, that cancels the violence that rational persuasion might entail.
Palabras clave Intercultural education; Intercultural communication; Intercultural encounters; Raimon Panikkar; Culture; Educational anthropology
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