Global Dialogue of Cultures: Migrating Cultural Patterns from a Philosophical Perspective

CEMGS > Global Dialogue of Cultures: Migrating Cultural Patterns from a Philosophical Perspective

Marek Hrubec

Keywords: intercultural, cultures, dialogue, Africa, global


The article deals with a philosophical analysis of migrating cultural patterns in order to articulate a global dialogue of cultures, mainly in relation to Africa. It analyses a potential for consensus among cultures by means of an intercultural dialogue. It is therefore, a contribution towards overcoming the confrontations among migrating cultural patterns, and the eradication of the coercive imposing of interests and values onto other cultures and civilizations. The article demonstrates that an intercultural identification and satisfaction of common needs and interests across individual cultures that recognise each other is one of the effective forms of resistance against people being misrecognized.  However, this requires a formulation of common needs and interests based on the needs and interests of individual cultures and the dialogue among them. Concerning African cultures, the relevance of Africa has recently grown in the world, mainly in demographic, economic, and political terms. BRICS and several other countries, including Nigeria, which have been on an economic upswing within a plurality of modern patterns over decades, have been influential in the development of African countries in the multilateral context, in the South-South cooperation and well as in the relations to Western countries. There are mutual interactions of migrating cultural patterns there. The article focuses on the mentioned issues from the local to the larger (regional, continental and global) levels in line with tradition and modern African cultural approaches. It also examines the cooperation of these approaches with other cultures, if and when the latter enlarge their perspectives by opening up a global polylateral point of view.