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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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HOYOS, Guillermo. Phenomenology of multiculturalism and intercultural pluralism. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.4, pp.555-560. ISSN 1726-4634.

Multiculturalism is defined as the combination, within a given territory, of a social unit and a cultural plurality by way of exchanges and communications among actors who use different categories of expression, analysis and interpretation. A multiculturalist project should not promote a society that is split up into closed groups; on the contrary, it should set forth policies based on communication and cooperation processes among the cultural communities. To understand this concept, we will present the ontological basis of this phenomenonin the search for a communicational solution, with our startpoint being a phenomenological description of the way in which multiculturalism manifests to us in life; to later deepen into the meaning of the phenomenon,and finally offer a pluralist solution to the problems and challenges cultural differences bring about.

Keywords : Cultural diversity; Equity; Philosophy.

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