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Thomas K. Seung
University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)

Thematic Dialectic and Cultural Contextualism

To write a book expounding Pi's original theory which views the development of the ethos of a culture as a sustained interplay of cultural themes and ideals. PI has labelled this interplay thematic dialectic and views it as a motive force in the development of a cultural tradition. The notion of thematic dialectic should be a useful instrument for implementing cultural contextualism, that is, the art of interpreting and understanding human endeavors in the cultural context of their origin and development.

Project fields:
Philosophy, Other

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 5/31/1978