On the Way to Intercultural Philosophy

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Mariettta Stepanyants


 In this autobiographical essay, I will sketch some events which have played a significant role in my intellectual biography. I began my career with a study of Islamic thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries before turning towards a study of Sufism. The exchanges, which took place with colleagues during conferences conducted by the East-West Philosophers’ Conferences, proved to be crucial for my further philosophical development. My current philosophizing is marked by a turn towards intercultural philosophy. In many ways, my own intellectual biography parallels socio-political developments. What began as an intellectual exchange with Soviet fellow philosophers during the heydays of the USSR has matured towards a quest for an intercultural philosophical standpoint.

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Stepanyants, M. (2016). On the Way to Intercultural Philosophy. Confluence: Journal of World Philosophies, 4. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/confluence/article/view/564