By Paul Ricoeur (auth.), Yirmiahu Yovel (eds.)
This quantity includes the lawsuits of the 1st Jerusalem Philosophical stumble upon - all started through the Hebrew collage Institute of Philosophy (now the S. H. Bergman Centre for Philosophical Studies), which happened on December 28-31, 1974. lately the culture-gap that separates philosophers turns out slowly - certainly a lot too slowly - to be narrowing. even supposing brief circuits in communique nonetheless do take place and mutual disrespect has now not vanished, it's turning into retro to illustrate lack of knowledge of one other philosophical culture or to shrug it off with a supercilious smile. possibly dialectically, the insufficiency of any self-centred view that attempts to immunize itself to demanding situations from with out begins to disturb it from inside of. additionally, because the tradition- (and language-) sure nature of many philosophical divergencies is sinking extra deeply into awareness, the irony of an angle of intolerance to them turns into extra obvious. Our goal used to be to make a modest contribution to this improvement. We didn't, even if, suggest to confuse actual alterations and difficulties in communique. therefore, the extra sensible time period "encounter" was once most well liked to the idealizing "dialogue. " The Israeli hosts, themselves informed in quite a few philosophical traditions, felt that there's whatever in among actual discussion at the one hand and mutual estrangement at the different, and wanted to supply a gathering position for it.
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