Marcello Ghilardi, The Line of the Arch: Intercultural Issues between Aesthetics and Ethics [1: 378–81]

Reviewed by John Altmann

The Line of the Arch does not only illustrate the value and necessity of comparative philosophy as a field of study, but also, and perhaps more pertinently, shows the value and necessity of intercultural thinking as a philosophical practice. Indeed, much as Edmund Husserl founded phenomenology that became a profound philosophical movement and would influence fields independent of academic philosophy, Ghilardi’s text in my mind, has the potential to be the catalyst that finally propels intercultural philosophy towards the realm of becoming a full-fledged movement of its own with the same significance as phenomenology if not even more so.