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“Volksgeist” – A Current in German Philosophy of the 19th and 20th Century

In German philosophy of the 19th and early 20th century, there seems to be a current of thinking that assigns a special ontological status to peoples and culutres. These are treated as having something like a soul or “Geist” of their own, a quasi-mental object that exists more or less independently of the individual people, … Continue reading

Centrism / Cosmopolitanism / Culture / Philosophy

Centrism

„Centrism“ (as in Euro-Centrism) can be viewed as a mistake in the representation of knowledge. Subjects that should be on the same level of a classification are put on different levels. For example, the Wikipedia article on musical notation, in its present form (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Musical_notation&oldid=663167583) has a subsection about “Modern Staf Notation” and on the same … Continue reading