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2009 | 2 | 2 | 106-115
Article title

CENTRAL EUROPE AS AN IMAGINED REGION

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Abstracts
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The article deals with the conception of Central Europe in the perspective of clash of civilizations. The author's major thesis is the following: Central Europe is central being the centre of fight for European values including Western Christianity, liberalism, democracy, justice, and historical memory. The minor theses are the following: 1) the very notion of Central Europe is inseparable from its moral content, i.e. from imagined values to be obliged as maximas of life in a certain life-world; 2) Central Europe serves as the becoming of Europe's identity and - vice versa- the identity of Central Europe depends on contrary parts of imagined Europe. The author considers Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) as a historical rim of European civilization and the area for the becoming of Central Europe.
Contributors
  • Tomas Kacerauskas, Department of Philosophy and Political Theory, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
10LTAAAA075212
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.01f354a6-3c84-3b4a-ae39-81d862164da3
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