2020-04Thematic Section
Max Scheler’s Two Approaches to Philosophy of Culture

Abstract: Max Scheler seems to present two distinct approaches to philosophy of culture.  In the early period of his Formalismus in der Ethik und die materiale Wertethik and “Ordo Amoris,” he describes cultures as being defined by their distinct order of value preferencings.  In his later period of his “Probleme einer Soziologie des Wissens,” however, Scheler explains the…

2020-04Thematic Section
Toward a “Cultural Philosophy”: Five Forms of Philosophy of Culture

Abstract: This work argues that an opportunity is being missed by the philosophical tradition, especially within philosophy of culture: an opportunity not just to philosophize “about” culture, but to embody culture and put it into practice. It argues that philosophy itself is a powerful form of culture – one that needs to be better understood…

2020-04Thematic Section
Truth, Practice, and Philosophy of Culture

Abstract: The paper offers a glimpse at the diversity of what is labelled Philosophy of Culture, and then brings out some important issues concerning culture (aristocratic vs democratic vision, genealogical unification vs respect of heterogeneity, relevance vs irrelevance of social and historical approach). The first section expounds etho-analysis as a way of doing philosophy of culture, introducing the notions of solicitator, sensance and ethos. It also…

2020-04Editorial
The Primacy of Practice

Preview: The status of philosophy of culture seems to be notoriously unclear. Since its birth as a methodologically self-aware discipline, it constantly provokes controversies and questions concerning its nature, scope, and objective field of cognitive interests. Is it to be conceived – as it was intended by Wilhelm Dilthey – as a kind of philosophical…