Silesia and Oikology: What Knowledge of Home Does Silesia Offer?


The author addresses the problem of the philosophy of the Silesian home. Silesia is a borderland in Central Europe now located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany, whose cultural and political history was influenced by various traditions. The Silesian narrative of home, the unique Silesian oikology, brings us closer to renewing our discipline of life. Oikology is an idea that binds oikos (home) and logos (knowledge, reason, word, idea), but it also involves something else, that which is in between: a correspondence between the two which all at once is also distance, care and desire. The author tries to interpret the Silesian oikology as a unique Silesian made product.

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Aleksandra Kunce, University of Silesia, Poland

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Conference: ECAH2017
Stream: Humanities - Ethnicity, Difference, Identity

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