Chapter 3: Philosophy and theory of intercultural sensitivity: a review
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Intercultural sensitivity (ICS) constitutes a set of abilities - the ability to observe cultural differences, the ability to empathize, and the ability to modify one’s behavior to act appropriately in the host culture. By examining philosophical foundations of ICS in both indigenous (e.g., ahaṁ brahmāsmi and lokasaṁgraha) and Western worldviews (e.g., ethics of care, categorical imperative), it is hoped that the construct of ICS can be enriched further. Relevant concepts like othering, development and skill-based views of ICS, and process models of ICS help not only to reconceptualize ICS but also to think about its measurement in the future.

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