This paper presents the role that culture plays in the web of people’srelationships. It aims at exploring the possibilities of intercultural discoursein the universe of cultures by appropriating the contributions of JürgenHabermas’s discourse ethics. It would be argued that a positive outlookon the plurality of cultures can help nurture one’s cultural heritage, andcan at the same time challenge and break through ethnocentrism.
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Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities Asia is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Multidisciplinary in scope, it welcomes articles in English or Filipino in the following fields: literature, philosophy, theology, performance arts, visual arts, forms of media and other related areas, especially studies engaging Philippine and Asian experience.