Rethinking Culture and Cultural Analysis

Neudenken von Kultur und Kulturanalyse

culture - discourse - history, Bd. 3

Joaquim Braga, Christian Möckel (Eds./Hrsg.)

ISBN 978-3-8325-3336-6
200 pages, year of publication: 2013
price: 39.00 €
The texts in this collection are revised versions of presentations given at the Coimbra International Conference on the Semantics of Culture Why "Culture"?, held on November 24-25, 2011. If one wishes to identify a common thread among them and to succinctly describe this central theme, then it can only be expressed as the idea that the phenomenon of culture cannot be reduced to a substantialist vision of the diversity of manifestations of society and human being.

However, if one were to accept the concept of culture as a starting point for observing these manifestations, then it should also be adopted as a starting point for critical questioning, that is, for problematizing, not just as a theoretical solution. The texts in this volume contribute to this philosophical problematization by pointing out-each with its own perspective of analysis, of course-articulations of the phenomenon of culture as a theoretical object and as a thematic object.

The editors

Dr. Joaquim Braga is Research Associate at the University of Coimbra, a member of the research group "Individuation of the Modern Society", I&D LIF - Language, Interpretation, Philosophy -.

Dr. Christian Möckel is Professor of Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and Research Associate for the Ernst Cassirer Nachlass Edition at the Institute of Philosophy.

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Table of contents (PDF)


  • Kultur / Culture
  • Multikulturalität
  • National Philosophies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Kulturphilosophie


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