A consistent notion of intercultural philosophy should be based on that of an 'intercultural individual', still to be deeply investigated through a rethinking of 'individual identity'. As a consequence, a rethinking of the notion of 'difference' is also needed, given that interculturalism presupposes from the outset a radical confrontation with the 'other' as someone different from the 'self'. This article is devoted to the notions of 'identity' and 'difference', 'self' and 'other', in order to show that they are cultural constructs, which need to be critically addressed if we are to gain an effective attitude toward intercultural issues.

Philosophy, Queer Theories, and the Overcoming of Identity

MONCERI, Flavia
2006

Abstract

A consistent notion of intercultural philosophy should be based on that of an 'intercultural individual', still to be deeply investigated through a rethinking of 'individual identity'. As a consequence, a rethinking of the notion of 'difference' is also needed, given that interculturalism presupposes from the outset a radical confrontation with the 'other' as someone different from the 'self'. This article is devoted to the notions of 'identity' and 'difference', 'self' and 'other', in order to show that they are cultural constructs, which need to be critically addressed if we are to gain an effective attitude toward intercultural issues.
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