General Principles

  • Marià Corbí
Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 14)


The starting point to construct axiological epistemology is anthropological, linguistic and social. This epistemology must not be wrapped up in any religious or secular beliefs. Our starting point must be without any axiological alternatives as a methodological option, insofar as possible for a living being. We start out on the basis of facts, without any reductionism. The first fact is that culture is a phenomenon of living beings. It is the way of life of a living animal. Humans are cultural animals. It is important to start from this basis, free from reverie.

Aspects considered in this section include the effect of our condition as living beings who speak constituting a dual access to reality; one relative to our needs and another that not relative to them. This dual dimension is the basis of our flexibility as a species. For the same reason, silence is the basic resource of our species.

Another aspect considered is the structure of language determining the anthropological, axiological and communication structure. Other aspects include scientific abstraction and axiological abstraction, the boundary between the intralinguistic and the extra linguistic, and the objective distance. This section asks whether a natural world exists.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marià Corbí
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  1. 1.ESADE Business SchoolBarcelonaSpain

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