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Voices of Wisdom A Multicultural Philosophy Reader

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ISBN-10: 1111834679

ISBN-13: 9781111834678

Edition: 8th 2013

Authors: Gary E. Kessler

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Engaging for all kinds of readers, VOICES OF WISDOM has become the standard for multicultural introductions to philosophy. This collection of culturally diverse readings introduces readers to basic philosophical questions in ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics. The classic writings of Buddha, Plato, the Dalai Lama and others are used to explore important issues such as terrorism, civil disobedience, homosexuality, human rights, animal rights, language, and truth and power. VOICES OF WISDOM introduces readers to the traditional terrain of philosophy as developed in the European tradition in a manner that embraces significant philosophical insights borne out of different cultural legacies.
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Book details

List price: $173.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
What Is Philosophy?
A Definition of Philosophy
What Is Rationality?
Reading Philosophy
Does Philosophy Bake Bread?
BERTRAND RUSSELL: On the Value of Philosophy
Thinking and Writing Philosophically
A Little Logic
How to Write Philosophy
Value Theory (Axiology)
How Should One Live?
Introduction
The Buddha and the Middle Way
THE BUDDHA: The Four Noble Truths
WALPOLA RAHULA: The Fourth Noble Truth
Confucius and the Life of Virtue
D.C.LAU: 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
What is the Meaning of Life [NEW]
SUSAN WOLF: Meaning in Life [NEW]
How Can I Know What Is Right?
Introduction
Kant and the Categorical Imperative
IMMANUEL KANT: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
Utilitarianism
JOHN STUART MILL: What Utilitarianism Is
Revaluation of Values
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE: Beyond Good and Evil
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE: On the Genealogy of Morality
The Divine Command Theory[NEW]
AL-ASHARI The Theology of Al-Ashari: [NEW]
KAI NIELSEN Ethics without God [NEW]
The Ethics of Care
VIRGINIA HELD: Justice, Utility,and Care [NEW]
Moral Relativism [NEW]
LOUIS P
POJMAN: A Critique of Ethical Relativism [NEW]
What Makes a Society Just?
Introduction
God and Justice
KHALED ABOU EL FADL: Islam and Democracy
Capitalism and Exploitation
KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS: Manifesto of the Communist Party
The Original Position
JOHN RAWLS: A Theory of Justice
Our Obligation to the State
PLATO: Crito
Civil Disobedience
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: Letter from Birmingham Jail
God Is Red
VINE DELORIA, JR.: Sacred Places and Moral Responsibility
Is Justice for All Possible?
Introduction
Sexism, Racism, and Homophobia
Bell hooks: Ain't I a Woman
CORNEL WEST: Race Matters
SUZANNE PHARR: Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism
Illegal Immigration [NEW]
REGINALD WILLIAMS: A Case for Residency [NEW]
Globalization and Justice
PETER SINGER: One World: The Ethics of Globalization
Terrorism and Morality
BAT-AMI BAR ON: Why Terrorism Is Morally Problematic
Philosophy in a Time of Terror
J�GEN HABERMAS: Fundamentalism and Terror
SLAVOJ �I�EK: Violence [NEW]
What Is Aesthetic Value?Introduction
Epistemology
Is Knowledge Possible?
Does Science Tell Us the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth?Introduction
Metaphysics
What Is Really Real?Introduction