Voices of Wisdom

Author: Gary E. Kessler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780495601531
Format: PDF
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VOICES OF WISDOM is intended for introduction to philosophy courses with a multicultural emphasis at two- and four-year colleges and universities.

Voices of Wisdom A Multicultural Philosophy Reader

Author: Gary Kessler
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285874333
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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VOICES OF WISDOM: A MULTICULTURAL PHILOSOPHY READER, 9E introduces readers to basic philosophical questions in ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics through a collection of engaging and culturally diverse readings. Both classic and contemporary in its approach, this revised and updated Ninth Edition includes key texts from the Buddha, Plato, Immanuel Kant, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Rawls, Martha Nussbaum, Nelson Mandela and others. Using these landmark writings, VOICES OF WISDOM: A MULTICULTURAL PHILOSOPHY READER, 9E takes readers on a multicultural journey through such topics as terrorism, civil disobedience, homosexuality, human rights, animal rights, language, truth, and power. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

Author: Gary Kessler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136662413
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to psychologists. Thinkers covered include: Friedrich Nietzsche James Frazer Sigmund Freud Emile Durkheim Ludwig Wittgenstein Mary Douglas Talal Asad Søren Kierkegaard Providing an indispensable one volume map of our understanding of religion in the west, the book is fully cross-referenced throughout and provides authoritative guides to important primary and secondary texts for students wishing to take their studies further.

Taking Back Philosophy

Author: Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231545452
Format: PDF
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Are American colleges and universities failing their students by refusing to teach the philosophical traditions of China, India, Africa, and other non-Western cultures? This biting and provocative critique of American higher education says yes. Even though we live in an increasingly multicultural world, most philosophy departments stubbornly insist that only Western philosophy is real philosophy and denigrate everything outside the European canon. In Taking Back Philosophy, Bryan W. Van Norden lambastes academic philosophy for its Eurocentrism, insularity, and complicity with nationalism and issues a ringing call to make our educational institutions live up to their cosmopolitan ideals. In a cheeky, agenda-setting, and controversial style, Van Norden, an expert in Chinese philosophy, proposes an inclusive, multicultural approach to philosophical inquiry. He showcases several accessible examples of how Western and Asian thinkers can be brought into productive dialogue, demonstrating that philosophy only becomes deeper as it becomes increasingly diverse and pluralistic. Taking Back Philosophy is at once a manifesto for multicultural education, an accessible introduction to Confucian and Buddhist philosophy, a critique of the ethnocentrism and anti-intellectualism characteristic of much contemporary American politics, a defense of the value of philosophy and a liberal arts education, and a call to return to the search for the good life that defined philosophy for Confucius, Socrates, and the Buddha. Building on a popular New York Times opinion piece that suggested any philosophy department that fails to teach non-Western philosophy should be renamed a “Department of European and American Philosophy,” this book will challenge any student or scholar of philosophy to reconsider what constitutes the love of wisdom.

Worldly Wisdom

Author: Daniel Bonevac
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780072840674
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This topically organized text with readings incorporates non-Western philosophy, linking it thematically to Western thought. Introducing students to the best of what has been thought and written about philosophical issues, Worldly Wisdom includes readings from original sources along with helpful pedagogy and substantial commentary from the author.

Oceans

Author: Jon Bowermaster
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586488309
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Presents a collection of essays by leading experts examining the current condition of the world's oceans and their inhabitants and emphasizing the need to preserve them from the threat of pollution, overfishing, dead zones, and global warming.

A Passion for Justice

Author: Robert C. Solomon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847680870
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This text argues that justice is a virtue which everyone shares - a function of personal character and not just of government or economic planning. It uses examples from Plato to Ivan Boesky, to document how we live and how we feel.

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics Vol 1

Author: Thupten Jinpa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614294720
Format: PDF
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Explore the nature of our material world in a unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises. Under the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader. It is the Dalai Lama’s view that the explorations by the great masters of northern India in the first millennium CE still have much that is of interest today, whether we are Buddhist or not. Volume 1, The Physical World, explores of the nature of our material world—from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It begins with an overview of the many frameworks, such as the so-called five aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to examine the nature and scope of reality. Topics include sources of knowledge, the scope of reason, the nature and constituents of the material world, theories of the atom, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development. The volume even contains a brief presentation on early theories about the structure and function of the brain and the role of microorganisms inside the human body. The book weaves together passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. Each of the major topics is introduced by Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.