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Voices of Wisdom : A Multicultural Philosophy Reader

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Summary

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. What is Philosophy? A Definition of Philosophy. What is Rationality? Why Study Multicultural Philosophy? Joseph Prabhu: "The Clash or Dialogue of Civilizations?" Does Philosophy Bake Bread? Bertrand Russell: "On the Value of Philosophy." Reading Philosophy. Part II: ETHICS. 2. How Should One Live? Introduction. The Buddha and the Middle Way. 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. Does Life Have Meaning? Daniel Kolak and Raymond Martin: "The Ethics of Emergencies." 3. How Can I Know What Is Right? Introduction. 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 and On the Genealogy of Morality." Care versus Rights. Joy Roeger-Mappes: "The Ethic of Care vis-ŕ-vis the Ethic of Rights." Moral Relativism. David Wong: "Relativism." 4. What Makes a Society Just? Introduction. God and Justice. Majid Khadduri: "The Islamic Conception of Justice." 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." Sovereignty and Justice: An Indigenist''s Viewpoint. Ward Churchill: "Perversions of Justice." 5. Is Justice for All Possible? Introduction. Universal Human Rights. René Trujillo: "Human Rights in the "Age of Discovery"."United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Racism and Feminism. bell hooks: "Ain''t I a Woman." Globalization and Justice. Benjamin R. 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." Part III: EPISTEMOLOGY. 6. Is Knowledge Possible? Introduction. Sufi Mysticism. Al-Ghazali: "Deliverance from Error." Is Certainty Possible? René Descartes: "Meditations I and II." Empiricism and Limited Skepticism. David Hume: "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding." Should We Believe Beyond the Evidence? William K. Clifford: "The Ethics of Belief." William James: "The Will to Believe." Classical Indian Epistemology. D. M. Datta: "Knowledge and the Methods of Knowledge." Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology. Patricia Hill Collins: "Toward an Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology." 7. Does Science Tell us the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth? Introduction. The Growth of Scientific Knowledge. Karl R. Popper: "Conjectures and Refutations." Scientific Revolutions. Thomas S. Kuhn: "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions." Feminism and Science. Elizabeth Anderson: "Knowledge, Human Interests, and Objectivity in Feminist Epistemology." Japanese Views of Western Science. Thomas P. Kasulis: "Sushi, Science, and Spirituality." Science and Traditional Thought. Kwame Anthony Appiah: "Old Gods, New Worlds." Part IV: METAPHYSICS. 8. 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. George Berkeley: "The Principles of Human Knowledge." Pre-Columbian Cosmologies. Jorge Valadez: "Pre-Columbian Philosophical Perspectives." So What Is Real? Jorge Luis Borges: "The Circular Ruins." 9. Are We Free or Determined? Introduction. We Are Determined. Laura Waddell Ekstrom: "Arguments for Incompatibilism." We Are Free. Jean-Paul Sartre: "Existentialism." Karma and Freedom. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: "Karma and Freedom." We Are Both Free and Determined. Raymond M. Smullyan: "Is God a Taoist?" 10. What Am I? Introduction. You Are Yo

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I INTRODUCTION
1(22)
What Is Philosophy?
2(21)
A Definition of Philosophy
2(5)
What Is Rationality?
7(5)
Why Study Multicultural Philosophy?
12(3)
The Clash or Dialogue of Civilizations?
14(1)
Joseph Prabhu
Does Philosophy Bake Bread?
15(5)
On the Value of Philosophy
17(3)
Bertrand Russell
Reading Philosophy
20(3)
PART II ETHICS
23(224)
How Should One Live?
24(56)
Introduction
24(2)
The Buddha and the Middle Way
26(6)
The Buddha: The Four Noble Truths
27(2)
The Fourth Noble Truth
29(3)
Walpola Rahula
Confucius and the Life of Virtue
32(8)
Confucius and Moral Character
34(6)
D. C. Lau
Socrates on Living the Examined Life
40(15)
The Apology
42(13)
Plato
Aristotle on Happiness and the Life of Moderation
55(10)
Nicomachean Ethics
57(8)
Aristotle
The Song of God
65(8)
Bhagavad-Gita
67(6)
Does Life Have Meaning?
73(7)
Meaning
74(6)
Daniel Kolak
Raymond Martin
How Can I Know What Is Right?
80(51)
Introduction
80(1)
Kant and the Categorical Imperative
81(7)
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
83(5)
Immanuel Kant
Utilitarianism
88(8)
What Utilitarianism Is
90(6)
John Stuart Mill
Revaluation of Values
96(12)
Beyond Good and Evil
99(4)
Friedrich Nietzsche
On the Genealogy of Morality
103(5)
Care versus Rights
108(15)
The Ethic of Care vis-a-vis the Ethic of Rights
110(13)
Joy Kroeger-Mappes
Moral Relativism
123(8)
Relativism
124(7)
David Wong
What Makes a Society Just?
131(65)
Introduction
131(1)
God and Justice
132(9)
The Islamic Conception of Justice
135(6)
Majid Khadduri
Capitalism and Exploitation
141(11)
Manifesto of the Communist Party
144(8)
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
The Original Position
152(12)
A Theory of Justice
153(11)
John Rawls
Our Obligation to the State
164(8)
Crito
166(6)
Plato
Civil Disobedience
172(11)
Letter from Birmingham Jail
174(9)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sovereignty and Justice: An Indigenist's Viewpoint
183(13)
Perversions of Justice
184(12)
Ward Churchill
Is Justice for All Possible?
196(51)
Introduction
196(1)
Universal Human Rights
197(7)
Human Rights in the ``Age of Discovery''
198(2)
Rene Trujillo
United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
200(4)
Racism and Feminism
204(9)
Ain't I a Woman
205(8)
bell hooks
Globalization and Justice
213(11)
Jihad vs. McWorld
214(10)
Benjamin R. Barber
Terrorism and Morality
224(10)
Bat-Ami Bar On: Why Terrorism Is Morally Problematic
225(9)
Justice and the Land
234(13)
The Land Ethic
235(12)
Aldo Leopold
PART III EPISTEMOLOGY
247(116)
Is Knowledge Possible?
248(53)
Introduction
248(2)
Sufi Mysticism
250(9)
Deliverance from Error
252(7)
Al-Ghazali
Is Certainty Possible?
259(8)
Meditations I and II
261(6)
Rene Descartes
Empiricism and Limited Skepticism
267(9)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
270(6)
David Hume
Should We Believe Beyond the Evidence?
276(8)
The Ethics of Belief
278(1)
William K. Clifford
The Will to Believe
279(5)
William James
Classical Indian Epistemology
284(5)
Knowledge and the Methods of Knowledge
286(3)
D. M. Datta
Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology
289(12)
Toward an Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology
291(10)
Patricia Hill Collins
Does Science Tell Us the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth?
301(62)
Introduction
301(1)
The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
302(7)
Conjectures and Refutations
304(5)
Karl R. Popper
Scientific Revolutions
309(13)
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
311(11)
Thomas S. Kuhn
Feminism and Science
322(14)
Knowledge, Human Interests, and Objectivity in Feminist Epistemology
324(12)
Elizabeth Anderson
Japanese Views of Western Science
336(15)
Sushi, Science, and Spirituality
338(13)
Thomas P. Kasulis
Science and Traditional Thought
351(12)
Old Gods, New Worlds
352(11)
Kwame Anthony Appiah
PART IV METAPHYSICS
363(198)
What Is Really Real?
364(48)
Introduction
364(2)
The Dao
366(9)
Dao De Jing
369(6)
Laozi
Platonic Dualism
375(10)
The Republic
378(7)
Plato
Nondualism
385(8)
The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination
386(7)
Shankara
Subjective Idealism
393(7)
The Principles of Human Knowledge
396(4)
George Berkeley
Pre-Columbian Cosmologies
400(6)
Pre-Columbian Philosophical Perspectives
401(5)
Jorge Valadez
So What Is Real?
406(6)
The Circular Ruins
407(5)
Jorge Luis Borges
Are We Free or Determined?
412(29)
Introduction
412(1)
We Are Determined
413(6)
Arguments for Incompatibilism
415(4)
Laura Waddell Ekstrom
We Are Free
419(8)
Existentialism
420(7)
Jean-Paul Sartre
Karma and Freedom
427(4)
Karma and Freedom
428(3)
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
We Are Both Free and Determined
431(10)
Is God a Taoist?
433(8)
Raymond M. Smullyan
What Am I?
441(32)
Introduction
441(2)
You Are Your Mind
443(4)
Meditation VI
445(2)
Rene Descartes
You Are an Embodied Self
447(10)
Body, Mind, and Gender
449(8)
Eve Browning Cole
You Are a Computing Machine
457(6)
Computing the Mind
458(5)
Bruce H. Hinrichs
You Are Not a Machine
463(10)
Can Computers Think?
465(8)
John Searle
Who Am I?
473(36)
Introduction
473(1)
There Is No Self
474(5)
The Buddha: False Doctrines about the Soul
476(1)
The Simile of the Chariot
477(2)
Down with the Ego
479(6)
Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons
480(5)
Derek Parfit
Where Am I?
485(10)
Brainstorms
487(8)
Daniel Dennett
Social Identity
495(8)
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
496(7)
Gloria Anzaldua
Gender Identity
503(6)
Crossing
504(5)
Deirdre (Donald) N. McCloskey
Is There a God?
509(52)
Introduction
509(1)
Arguments for God's Existence
510(6)
The Five Ways
512(2)
St. Thomas Aquinas
The Kalam Argument from Islam
514(1)
William Craig
Problems with the Cosmological Argument
515(1)
Gunapala Dharmasiri
Hinduism and Science
516(6)
Science and Dharma
518(4)
P. Venugopala Rao
Creation vs. Evolution
522(12)
The Blind Watchmaker
525(9)
Richard Dawkins
The Mystery of Evil
534(8)
The Problem of Evil
535(7)
Louis P. Pojman
The Gender of God
542(7)
Beyond God the Father
544(5)
Mary Daly
Are All Religions True?
549(12)
Beyond Pluralism
551(10)
John B. Cobb, Jr.
Appendix I Glossary 561(8)
Appendix II Pronunciation Guides 569


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