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Taking back philosophy : a multicultural manifesto

Author: Bryan W Van Norden
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
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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  Read more...
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Van Norden, Bryan W. (Bryan William).
Taking back philosophy.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017031091
(OCoLC)987728086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan W Van Norden
ISBN: 9780231545457 0231545452
OCLC Number: 1014329231
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; Foreword, by Jay L. Garfield; Preface; 1. A Manifesto for Multicultural Philosophy; 2. Traditions in Dialogue; 3. Trumpâ#x80;#x99;s Philosophers; 4. Welders and Philosophers; 5. The Way of Confucius and Socrates; Notes; Index
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Bryan W. Van Norden lambastes academic philosophy for its Eurocentrism and insularity and challenges educational institutions to live up to their cosmopolitan ideals. Taking Back Philosophy is at  Read more...

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A delightful book that takes a global perspective, challenging narrowness in the current philosophic, political, and cultural scene. -- Stephen H. Phillips, University of Texas at Austin A vigorous, Read more...

 
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