Dr Chris Skowronski, 4 DAN, with Dr Bernd Hartlieb, 7 DAN, one of the oldest and most respected animators of karate Shotokan in Berlin, Germany. He heads Uni-Karate-Dojo Berlin and organizes multiple events, seminars, and sessions. He is a multiple champion in karate WKF competitions. The recent seminar (photo) was organized by Shotokan Karate Berlin club on June 4, 2022 in Berlin, Germany.
La palabra ´multiculturalismo´ tiene muchos sentidos. Uno de ellos, quizá el más popular y controvertido, se refiere a la política multicultural de países como Canadá, Australia, Suecia o a algunos elementos de esa política en países como España y Alemania. No voy a utilizar ese sentido de la palabra aquí. En cambio, voy a pensar en el multiculturalismo como un modelo de vida según el que se cruza voluntariamente entre varias culturas por varias razones: para saber más, para enriquecer tu propia actitud hacia algunos asuntos existenciales, hacia las normas morales, hacia el problema del progreso de la vida cultural y hacia asuntos igual de importantes. Gombrowicz representa ese modelo de vida, al menos parcialmente.[Read more…]
Discourse on the Method by Descartes
Why do I like philosophical books? There are many reasons. One of them is this one. They articulate major problems of human existence. Philosophy is strong in articulating existential problems. And social, political, and scientific too. They make us think by providing us with questions. I am not sure if philosophy is strong in giving us answers. I am sure, that an important cultural role of philosophy is to ask important questions. Philosophers are strong at articulating these questions in a thoughtful way. In this video series, I want to see if such questions are applicable to our times. I think, they are. A great book has a more universal meaning. The great books ask questions that are important in different epochs and cultures. That is why these books are great. And their ideas are great. Such is Discourse on the Method by Descartes.[Read more…]
Essays by Montaigne and Me
I am lucky. My native culture has had wonderful translators of classic French literature. I could read them when I was much younger. One of them was Michel de Montaigne’s Essays. I took from him the idea of humanism and how to perform culture. Also, I got interested in what we call today cultural diversity. By humanism, I understand focus upon the lot of individual living in society. The individual is important. By writing his essays he showed us his unique way of seeing things. And it is no phantasy. Rather an interpretation of the real issues that happen around and inside of you. And this is, at the same time, cultural life. Because you take inspiration from the world outside. And you create your interpretation of the world. And you are careful about the difference between reality and illusion. It must have influenced me by setting to write text on different things to express myself. From the present perspective, I can see how therapeutic for me was such writing.[Read more…]