A Philosophy of Global Pluralism: A Multicultural Approach to Political Theory

A Philosophy of Global Pluralism: A Multicultural Approach to Political Theory

By: Jacqueline Marie Vieceli (author)Hardback

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Taking a global approach, this is the first book to truly do a political theory based on world philosophy. This book makes a case for the necessity of broadening the prevailing paradigm in which the study of normative political theory has been confined almost exclusively to Western works. The author argues for the inclusion of works of political thought from various non-Western civilizational traditions which do not always conform to the methodological canons of Western philosophy, so as to foster a global dialogue on perennial questions of political theory. She also challenges the assertion that there is a "clash of civilizations" between the West and other civilizations, arguing instead that all traditions are multi-vocal, so that adherents of various traditions can find common intellectual ground with each other, as well as points of contention with members of their own traditions.

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1. Reframing Political Philosophy from a Global Perspective; 2. Perspectives on Human Nature; 3. Sources of Legitimate Political Authority; 4. Justice and Good Government; 5. Human Dignity and Human Rights; 6. The Economy and the State; 7. Oppression and Resistance.

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  • publication date: 31/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780773426566
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780773426566
  • ISBN10: 0773426566

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