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Voices of Wisdom A Multicultural Philosophy Reader

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ISBN-10: 0534605702

ISBN-13: 9780534605704

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Gary E. Kessler

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First published in 1992 this anthology quickly became the standard for multicultural introductions to philosophy. Composed of a group of culturally diverse readings addressing a selection of seminal philosophical questions in ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics, VOICES OF WISDOM introduces students to the traditional terrain of philosophy as developed in the European tradition, yet in a manner that embraces significant philosophical insights borne out of different cultural legacies.
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Book details

List price: $137.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Introduction
What is Philosophy?
A Definition of Philosophy
What is Rationality?
Why Study Multicultural Philosophy?
"The Clash or Dialogue of Civilizations?"
Does Philosophy Bake Bread?
"On the Value of Philosophy."
Reading Philosophy
Ethics
How Should One Live?
Introduction
The Buddha and the Middle Way
Buddha: "The Four Noble Truths."
"The Fourth Noble Truth."
Confucius and the Life of Virtue
"Confucius and Moral Character."
Socrates on Living the Examined Life
Plato: "The Apology."
Aristotle on Happiness and the Life of Moderation
Aristotle: "Nicomachean Ethics."
The Song of God
Bhagavad-Gita
Does Life Have Meaning?
"The Ethics of Emergencies."
How Can I Know What Is Right?
Introduction
The Categorical Imperative
Immanuel Kant: "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals."
Utilitarianism
"What Utilitarianism Is."
Revaluation of Values
Friedrich Nietzsche: "Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morality."
Care versus Rights
"The Ethic of Care vis-?-vis the Ethic of Rights."
Moral Relativism
"Relativism."
What Makes a Society Just?
Introduction
God and Justice
"The Islamic Conception of Justice."
Capitalism and Exploitation
"Manifesto of the Communist Party."
The Original Position
"A Theory of Justice."
Our Obligation to the State
Plato: "Crito."
Civil Disobedience
"Letter from Birmingham Jail."
Sovereignty and Justice: An Indigenist''s Viewpoint
"Perversions of Justice."
Is Justice for All Possible?
Introduction
Universal Human Rights
Ren? Trujillo: "Human Rights in the "Age of Discovery"
"United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
bell hooks: "Ain''t I a Woman."
Globalization and Justice
Barber: "Jihad vs. McWorld."
Terrorism and Morality
Bat-Ami Bar On: "Why Terrorism is Morally Problematic."
Justice and the Land
Aldo Leopold: "The Land Ethic."
Epistemology
Is Knowledge Possible?
Introduction
Sufi Mysticism
"Deliverance from Error."
Is Certainty Possible?
Ren? Descartes: "Meditations I and II."
Empiricism and Limited Skepticism
"An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding."
Should We Believe Beyond the Evidence?
"The Ethics of Belief."
"The Will to Believe."
Classical Indian Epistemology
Knowledge and the Methods of Knowledge."
Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology
"Toward an Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology."
Does Science Tell us the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth?
Introduction
The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
"Conjectures and Refutations."
Scientific Revolutions
"The Structure of Scientific Revolutions."
Feminism and Science
"Knowledge, Human Interests, and Objectivity in Feminist Epistemology."
Japanese Views of Western Science
"Sushi, Science, and Spirituality."
Science and Traditional Thought
"Old Gods, New Worlds."
Metaphysics
What Is Really Real?
Introduction
The Dao. Laozi: "Dao De Jing."
Platonic Dualism
Plato: "The Republic."
Nondualism
Shankara: "The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination."
Subjective Idealism
"The Principles of Human Knowledge."
Pre-Columbian Cosmologies
"Pre-Columbian Philosophical Perspectives."
So What Is Real? Jorge Luis Borges: "The Circular Ruins."
Are We Free or Determined?
Introduction
We Are Determined
"Arguments for Incompatibilism."
We Are Free
"Existentialism."
Karma and Freedom
"Karma and Freedom."
We Are Both Free and Determined
"Is God a Taoist?"
What Am I?
Introduction
You Are Your Mind
Ren? Descartes: "Meditation VI."
You Are an Embodied Self
Eve Browning Cole: "Body, Mind, and Gender."
You are a Computing Machine
"Computing the Mind."
You are not a Computing Machine
"Can Computers Think?"
Who Am I? Introduction
There Is No Self
Buddha: "False Doctrines About the Soul and the Simile of the Chariot."
Down With the Ego
"Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons."
Where am I?
"Brainstorms."
Social Identity
"How to Tame a Wild Tongue."
Gender Identity
"Crossing."
Is There a God?
Introduction
Arguments for God''s Existence
"The Five Ways."
"The Kalam Argument from Islam."
"Problems with the Cosmological Argument."
Hinduism and Science
"Science and Dharma."
Creation vs. Evolution
"The Blind Watchmaker."
The Mystery of Evil
"The Problem of Evil."
The Gender of God
"Beyond God the Father."
Are All Religions True?
"Beyond Pluralism."
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide