Human Affairs 21 (4):393-402 (2011)

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In this paper, I discuss Richard Rorty’s views on intercultural hermeneutics as presented in his essay “Heidegger, Kundera, and Dickens” and in his correspondence with the Indian philosopher Anindita Niyogi Balslev. In doing so, I focus primarily on Rorty’s presumption that instead of providing an “authentic” picture of another culture, the goal of intercultural studies or hermeneutics should be to look if there is anything “of use” that a given culture offers and that is not offered by ours
Keywords Richard Rorty  intercultural hermeneutics  Martin Heidegger  Charles Dickens  ethnocentrism
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DOI 10.2478/s13374-011-0039-z
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