Voices of Wisdom A Multicultural Philosophy Reader

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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.

Table of Contents

What is Philosophy?
A Definition of Philosophy
What Is Rationality?
Does Philosophy Bake Bread?
Bertrand Russell: On the Value of Philosophy
Who Are the Philosophers?
Christopher Phillips: Socrates CafT
Reading Philosophy
Value Theory (Axiology)
Ethics, Social, and Political Philosophy
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: Nichomachean Ethics
The Song of God Bhagavad-Gita
The Virtue of Selfishness
Ayn Rand: The Ethics of Emergencies
How Can I Know What is Right?
Kant and the Categorical Imperative
Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
John Stuart Mill: What Utilitarianism Is
Revaluation of Values
Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Nietzsche: On the Genealogy of Morality
The Ethic of Cares
Nel Noddings: Caring
Moral Relativism
David Wong: Relativism
What Makes a Society Just?
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
Letter from Birmingham Jail
God is Red
Sacred Places and Moral Responsibility
Is Justice for all Possible?
Sexism, Racism, and Homophobia
Bell hooks: Ain't I a Woman
Cornel West: Race Matters
Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism
Globalization and Justice
One World: The Ethics of Globalization
Terrorism and Morality
Bat-Ami Bar On: Why Terrorism Is Morally Problematic
Philosophy in A Time of Terror
Dialgoues with Jnrgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida
Fundamentalism and Terror
Autoimmunity: Real and Symbolic Suicides
Global Warming
Apollo's Fire
Animal Rights
The Case for Animal Rights
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
What is Aesthetic Value? Introduction
Art As Experience
Having an Experience
Women and Art
Gendered Concepts
Zen Culture
The Tea Ceremony
The End of Art and the Citizen Artist
After the End of Art
The Artist as Citizen
Is Knowledge Possible?
Sufi Mysticism
Deliverance from Error
Is Certainty Possible? RenT 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 Reality
Feminist Epistemology
Knowledge and Subjectivity
Does Science Tell Us the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth?
How Do We Come to Belief?
The Fixation of Beliefs
The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
Conjectures and Refutations
Scientific Revolutions
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Science and Traditional Thought
Old Gods, New Worlds
The Will to Truth
The Discourse on Language
Truth and Power
What is Really Real?
The Dao
Dao De Jing
Platonic Dualism
The Republic
The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination
Subjective Idealism
The Principles of Human Knowledge
Pre-Columbian Cosmologies
Pre-Columbian Philosophica
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