Timo Helenius presents “The Cultural Birth” – focusing on his recent publication Ricoeur, Culture, and Recognition: a Hermeneutic of Cultural Subjectivity. How do we learn about the process of attaining a sense of being a human? – incorporating insights from philosophers and scholars Mr. Helenius presents a cultural theory that focuses on cherishing the positive richness of cultural variety and diversity that ultimately bespeaks of cultural unity – there is no a-cultural human being. Timo Helenius, a native of Finland who received his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College, currently serves as a Visiting Scholar at Brown U. – his texts have been published in Europe, Australia, and the US.