Aleksandra Kunce

Aleksandra Kunce
University of Silesia in Katowice · Institute of Culture Studies

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Introduction
The author of books: Identity and Postmodernism; Thinking Silesia co-authored with Z. Kadłubek; The Anthropology of Points: Deliberations on Texts by Ryszard Kapuscinski; Oikology: Knowledge about Home co-authored with T. Sławek & Z. Kadłubek; Into the Noise: Anthropological and Aesthetic Discourses in Public Sphere co-authored with M. Popczyk; Local Man: Considerations Situated in a Place; Being at Home in a Place: The Philosophy of Localness; Oikology: A Return co-authored with T. Sławek.
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November 1999 - present
University of Silesia in Katowice
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  • Professor
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  • Professor of anthropology and philosophy of culture

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/ Abstract / The paper explores the phenomenon of the local-worldly university. Why should we cultivate “the Difference” in everyday practices of the university? The author refers to the Derridean “différance,” to the idea of wonder (το θαυμα) and the Herderean concept of Heimat. By putting these terms in the university's specific context, the aut...
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Summary/Abstract: The following considerations derive from listening intently to the connection between man and a place, which could be somewhat loftily called a good act of serfdom, service (in) to a place. Under examination here is local man, and along with him, a cultural experience which holds hidden in itself the philosophy of locality and a t...
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What is wonder? What is the astonishment in the anthropological way of thinking? The Author analyzes the fundamental question–What is the specific function of the relationship between anthropology and astonishment? And what exactly is astonishment itself? Anthropology is the apotheosis of the astonishment in culture. That was the first establishmen...
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What is wonder? What is the astonishment in the anthropological way of thinking? The Author analyzes the fundamental question-What is the specific function of the relationship between anthropology and astonishment? And what exactly is astonishment itself? Anthropology is the apotheosis of the astonishment in culture. That was the first establishmen...
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Europe as a Mental Project. A Question of Europe The session explores how Europe is a mental project with the basic of European mental tropes of preference to tradition; historical identity; role of subject; worth of science; elementary chains of continuity and instances of dislocation; systemic character of thinking and contingency of thought; and...
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Anthropology of points outlines a research perspective which makes it possible to interpret culture, but it also leads to the foundation of the pedagogy of human space. Punctum as what is minute and fragile, what injures and has a bitter taste, what can be a focal point, a sign and a stigma, what can be curious, peripheral and cardinal, what can me...
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The author focuses on a role of the humanities in the contemporary model of knowledge. She tries to analyze the postmodern ways of knowing and ask about the consequences of exhaustion of the strict boundaries of human knowledge. The paper indicates a need for the integral humanities.
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This paper concentrates on the relations between thinking and university. The author deals with the problem of a taste of 'educated thinking' She tries to describe the basic anthropological trails connected with a machinery of education system in the contemporary world. The author concentrates on sense of the following concepts: knowledge, wisdom,...
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The present article offers an attempt at indicating transformations of the axiological dimension of European culture. The Author addresses the problem of the evolution of relations obtaining between identity mechanisms and moral stances. In order to demonstrate these relations, the Author applies the concepts of honor, shame and dignity for the pur...

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The Project funded by the National Programme for the Development of Humanities „Development” 2.b Chair: Aleksandra Kunce 2bH 15 0099 83 http://www.postindustrialplace.us.edu.pl