Philosophical musings on being, culture and experientiality
Itkonen, M. (2019). Philosophical musings on being, culture and experientiality. In INTE-ITICAM 2019 : International Conference on New Horizons in Education, INTE 2019; International Trends and Issues in Communication & Media Conference, ITICAM 2019, 03-05, 2019 Prague, Czech Republic. Proceedings Book (pp. 503-510). Association of Science, Education and Technology. International conference on new horizons in education proceedings book. https://www.int-e.net/publication_folder/inte/inte_iticam_2019.pdf
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Being is like a large looking glass, reflecting nested levels of existence. The idea of mirroring also implies a series of recurring reflections. A culture contains an image of itself that repeats its totality in the form of a diminished image. Internationality and nationality need each other. A one-sided emphasis on one's own history directs the gaze excessively inwards and simultaneously the future is closed off. Nevertheless, internationality needs a core of nationality. Understanding the importance of respecting the past and valuing a diversified future produces a harmonious image in the mirror of time. Being continues uninterruptedly from the bygone into new ages. Even though the harsh wind of change gusts across the landscape of humanity, there is nevertheless a place of shelter to be found in the essence of culture. It is an essential element in delivering a quality ideal of hospitality. It requires in-depth professionalism to be able to function so that selfness remains as selfness and otherness as otherness. Without mutual respect it cannot be done. At the banquet of life, everyone is an invited guest. How then do we read the signs of the times? How do we interpret the messages of the mirror of being? Life is a present tense narrative in whose words temporal dimensions reside. Language means being at home and in the world. Philosophy speaks the language of being. Each and every one of us should pause to listen to it. ...
PublisherAssociation of Science, Education and Technology
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