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Integrative Aperspectivism or Constructive Postmodernism


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Borš, Vanja. (2014). Integrative Aperspectivism or Constructive Postmodernism. Filozofska istraživanja, 34(4). pp. 521-527. ISSN 1848-2309

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The aim of the paper is to make aware that an integral approach is immanently postmodern, i.e. that exactly such an approach, that is an integral aperspectivism, is a precondition for a constructive postmodernism. Hence, the basic characteristics of postmodernism are briefly outlined – constructivism, contextualism, multi(pluri)perspectivism and aperspectivism – which are also crucial components of any integral approach to reality. Special attention is paid to aperspectivism in this context in order to highlight – contrary to the extreme pluralism and the relativism of nihilist and destructive postmodernism – critical evaluation, ranking, etc., as essential features of the integral approach (integral aperspectivism), that is, of a constructive postmodernism thereby integrating a multitude of perspectives within their functional validity. Ultimately, it is stated that precisely in the postmodern era emerge anthropological preconditions for such a nonexclusive and context-adaptive, integral approach to reality, while the attention, on this occasion, is focused on the cognitive developmental line, that is, on the post-formal level of cognition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: postmodernity; integral approach; aperspectivism; constructive postmodernism; post-formal level of cognition
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 11:19
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 11:19

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