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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

Exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx

Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History provides a strikingly original reading of key texts in the philosophy of history by Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as strong arguments for why these … 185 View
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The Elective Mind

Philosophy and the Undergraduate Degree

This book discusses the relevance of philosophy courses within the undergraduate curriculum as integral to the self-formation that is at the heart of a liberal education. The objective is to … 164 View
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Introduction

What Are We Doing Here?

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The introduction lays out the intent of the book, a long essay reflecting on the value of elective courses in university, specifically philosophy, as an opportunity for shared, social learning … 31 $3.10 Add
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Introduction: Where Are We Headed?

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Kant and the Cosmopolitan Point of View

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For Kant, a position that enables us to consider the whole of history can be found if we adopt a cosmopolitan point of view. The idea of cosmopolitanism is quite popular at the present time … 18 $2.34 Add
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Meeting Place

Socrates in the Agora

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The first section discusses how learning requires a willingness to seek out and be transformed by truth and that the elective classroom is a space where that can still happen. She explores how … 30 $3.00 Add
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Placing the Text

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The second section considers why and how the university classroom can provide a place for learning and transformation, as well as the role of texts in the classroom. 30 $3.00 Add
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Real Universality as a Challenge to the Cosmopolitan Ideal

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Through Kant’s idea that the intelligibility of the historical process as a whole should be grasped as revealing a "secret plan of Nature," he actually betrays, if not disdain … 19 $2.47 Add
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Professors in Place

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The third section considers the role of professors in bringing an elective course and the curiosity, enthusiasm and desire for learning to life. 38 $3.80 Add
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Prologue: Hospitality—Conditional and Unconditional

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Kant’s understanding of hospitality raises a number of interesting questions. Although it is clear that his own definition considers the hospitality that we owe others to be conditional, … 8 $1.04 Add
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Conclusion

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The conclusion reflects on the current role of philisophy in the modern university. 12 $1.20 Add
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Mutual Recognition and the Challenge of Unfamiliar Familiarities

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In trying to understand our world as "multicultural," we must think through and with the coexistence of many different independent cultures sharing a common space or territory. While it … 18 $2.34 Add
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Hegel, The Particularity of Conflicts, and the Spaces of "Reason-ability"

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Hegel wants to show that history is not a cold, anonymous process that simply sweeps up human lives and never looks back. Indeed, his philosophy of history is primarily concerned with the … 17 $2.21 Add
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Marx, Productive Forces, and History

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Marx wants to show us that it is the productive forces that have developed out of our passionate engagements with each other and the world (of nature) that are at the heart of "actual … 18 $2.34 Add
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The Biopolitical Production of the Common

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This chapter shows how Marx’s framework, suitably updated, can help us better make sense of the fact that the world is becoming increasingly multicultural, in a way that allows us to deepen … 18 $2.34 Add
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The Dynamic Telos of History — A Shared Democratic World

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