Oneself as Another: the Bengal Renaissance thinker in a dialogue with the West

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Personal peculiarities of Eastern subjects of dialogue with the West are described in the paper based on Paul Ricoeur’s conception of “Oneself as Another” (“Soi-même comme un autre”) On the example of the Bengal Renaissance thinkers (XIX — early XX century) from new intellectual elite are demonstrated otherness and identity of their personal positions. They are Others both for their own Indian social-cultural surroundings and for Western subjects of inter-cultural dialogue. Otherness along with Indian identity had determined the specific role and works by Bengal thinkers in dialogue with the West.

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T G Skorokhodova

Penza State University

Email: hphilosophy@mail.ru
Theory and Practice of Social Work Department Pedagogical Institute named after V.G. Belinsky

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