Civilizations cultures lifeworlds
Pilotta, Joseph John
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The purpose of this work consists of the following areas: first, to explicate the methods and main theories in the study of comparative civilizations; second, articulate the field of problems in comparative studies, with a special emphasis on the basic assumptions inherent in civilizations; third, to develop the problems of interpretation, indicating the ways that textual traditions disappear completely , or appear in the folds of other historical texts; fourth, to disclose the way the „logic of significance“ transgresses the limits of Western interpretation of space and time, and comprise the possibility for inter-cultural studies. The authors grounded the text in three disciplines: philosophy, sociology, and communication.