E-LOGOS - University of Economics, Prague
Faculty of Economics, University of Economics, Prague
E-LOGOS
ELECTRONIC JOURNAL FOR PHILOSOPHY - ISSN 1211-0442

Aristotelian Cultural Universals and Contemporary Cultural Conflicts (2009)


Author: A. Makolkin

Email: anna.makolkin@utoronto.ca

Affiliation: University of Toronto, Canada

Address:
(send mail to the address of the publisher,
we will deliver it to the author)
Katedra filosofie
Vysoká Škola ekonomická v Praze
nám. W. Churchilla 4
130 67 Praha 3
Czech Republic


Article type: Standard scientific article

Section: Miscellany

Language: language


Abstract (english):

This paper makes a recourse to the much quoted Aristotle’s Metaphysics and Politics, as well as to the seldom or less popular works, such as Constitution of Athens, Rhetorics to Alexander or On Generation and Corruption, aiming at deconstruction of the post-modern secular and religious beliefs, mythologies, misinterpretations of the cultural cataclysms. Employing the basic semiotics as a heuristic device and relying on the Aristotelian theory of universals, it deals with the most controversial economy of Belief in the most possibly neutral manner. This essay makes an attempt to demystify and lay bare the current geopolitical and economic mythologies, placing them within the Aristotelian purview and under his sharp semiotic lenses. Consequently, the post-modern ZOON POLITICON, facing the ancient Aristotle (384-322 BC), stands vulnerable and judgement-challenged. The much neglected Aristotelian universals, in the narcissistic era of the Fetish of the Particular, have proven to be most instrumental and productive, adumbrating the over the two thousand years of human meandering through the Sacred and the Profane.



Download/View: makolkin09.pdf

Current issue

Next issue will be published in August 2017.

Indexed by

E-LOGOS was licensed as peer-reviewed scientific journal by the Research and Development Council of the Government of the Czech Republic.



E-LOGOS is indexed in ERIH Plus.