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Cinta de moebio

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OLACIREGUI-BERROUET, Olain  y  GRACIA-CALANDIN, Javier. Epistemological keys in Charles Taylor's approach to understand other cultures, part II. Cinta moebio [online]. 2022, n.75, pp.145-158. ISSN 0717-554X.

The aim of the article is to point out the limitations of scientism to account human experience and to affirm the need to apprehend the human being from a comprehensive perspective, which is the way to a perennial intercultural encounter. For this purpose, Charles Taylor's approach is used. First, the conceptual difference between the “natural sciences” and the “social sciences” is clarified. Secondly, the importance of a hermeneutic methodology in the social sciences is stressed to overcome the double risk of ethnocentrism and the relativistic thesis of cultural incorrigibility. Finally, intercultural dialogue is presented as an appropriate way towards a self-criticism of cultures and a broadened understanding between human beings.

Palabras clave : social sciences; worldview; hermeneutics; ethnocentrism; interculturality.

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