9780631223047

American Indian Thought : Philosophical Essays

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    9780631223047

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    0631223045

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  • Copyright: 2003-12-02
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Summary

This volume brings together American Indian intellectuals to discuss traditional and contemporary philosophies and philosophical issues.

Author Biography

Anne Waters is Research Associate at the Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Center at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Sheis the founder and President of the American Indian Philosophy Association. She edits the American Philosophical Association (APA) Newsletter on American Indian Philosophy and is chair of the APA Committee on American Indians in Philosophy. Among other publications, she is co-editor of American Philosophies: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2001).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Part I American Indians and Philosophy 1(12)
1 Vine Deloria, Jr.
Philosophy and the Tribal Peoples
3(10)
Part II Epistemology and Knowing 13(30)
2 Brian Yazzie Burkhart
What Coyote and Thales Can Teach Us: An Outline of American Indian Epistemology
15(12)
3 V.F. Cordova
Approaches to Native American Philosophy
27(7)
4 John DuFour
Ethics and Understanding
34(9)
Part III Science, Math, Logic 43(42)
5 Gregory Cájete
Philosophy of Native Science
45(13)
6 Thomas M. Norton-Smith
Indigenous Numerical Thought in Two American Indian Tribes
58(14)
7 Anne Waters
That Alchemical Bering Strait Theory: America's Indigenous Nations and Informal Logic Courses
72(13)
Part IV Metaphysics and Being 85(46)
8 Ted Jójola
Notes on Identity, Time, Space, and Place
87(10)
9 Anne Waters
Language Matters: Nondiscrete Nonbinary Dualism
97(19)
10 Maureen E. Smith
Crippling the Spirit, Wounding the Soul: Native American Spiritual and Religious Suppression
116(15)
Part V Phenomenology and Ontology 131(40)
11 Marilyn Notah Verney
On Authenticity
133(7)
12 Leslie Nawagesic
Phenomenology of a Mugwump Type of Life in an Autobiographical Snippet
140(13)
13 Anne Waters
Ontology of Identity and Interstitial Being
153(18)
Part VI Ethics and Respect 171(44)
14 V.F. Cordova
Ethics: The We and the I
173(9)
15 Thurman Lee Hesten, Jr.
Choctaw Conceptions of the Excellence of the Self, with Implications for Education
182(6)
16 Laurie Anne Whitt
Biocolonialism and the Commodification of Knowledge
188(27)
Part VII Social and Political Philosophy 215(34)
17 Steve Russell
The Jurisprudence of Colonialism
217(12)
18 Dale Turner
Oral Traditions and the Politics of (Mis)Recognition
229(10)
19 Annette Arkeketa
Repatriation: Religious Freedom, Equal Protection, and Institutional Racism
239(10)
Part VIII Esthetics 249(19)
20 V.F. Cordova
Ethics: From an Artist's Point of View
251(5)
21 David Martinez
Along the Horizon a World Appears: George Morrison and the Pursuit of an American Indian Esthetic
256(7)
22 Thurman Lee Hester, Jr.
On Philosophical Discourse: Some Intercultural Musings
263
Anne Waters and Amy Miskowski
Bibliography
268(31)
Index 299

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