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The success of Western powers in multiple domains in the so-called ‘modern’ era has enabled the Western civilizational perspective and the self-understanding that emerged during that time to present itself to the rest of the world, not as one perspective among others, but as the universal and definitive human perspective and as the culmination of the world’s intellectual and spiritual development according to principles supposedly objective and self-evident.
The hegemonic position of this civilizational perspective makes it imperative that the essential elements of the Western paradigm of thought referenced by Western geopolitical power as the source of its legitimacy be grasped and critiqued.
To provide the foundation for such awareness, INDICA Courses has introduced a course on Introduction to Western Civilisation.
It is based on a standard, widely assigned collection of readings used to construct the ongoing and open-ended ‘Western Canon’ so that learners may both appreciate the wisdom in this intensely contested tradition and recognize its hazards,
In this webinar, our faculty, Dr. Edward P Butler, will provide an overview of this course.