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ABSTRACT. This essay attempts to discuss the feasibility of advancing intercultural dialogues. Being inspired by Michael Peters’ critiques against the Eurocentrism in Heidegger’s philosophy and advocacy of comparative and intercultural philosophy, this essay reflects upon the post-colonial criticisms about hybridity as well as interculturalism, and maintains that the discursive trends from the post-colonial to the intercultural reflect the desire at the policy level to grapple with the increasingly complex interactions between different groups. To a certain extent, “post-colonial” and “intercultural” paradigms have similar concerns. Nevertheless, the failure to explicitly address uneven positions and dynamisms interwoven by (geo-)political and economic factors among groups prevents the attainment of the goals that dominant policies advocating intercultural dialogues seek to achieve. pp. 95–105
JEL codes: H52; H75; I21; I23

Keywords: the post-colonial; interculturalism; Michael Peters; hybridity; dialogues; philosophy

How to cite: Chen, Yun-Shiuan (Viola) (2015), “From the Post-Colonial to the Intercultural – Are Genuine Intercultural Dialogues Feasible?,” Psychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management 3(2): 95–105.

Received 26 July 2015 • Received in revised form 30 September 2015
Accepted 30 September 2015 • Available online 24 November 2015

YUN-SHIUAN (VIOLA) CHEN
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National Academy for Educational Research, Taiwan

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