Political and public debate recently has centered on issues of community, family and culture. What are the boundaries of community, and why is community important? What constitutes a family, and is it the fundamental unit of a stable society? What difference does feminism make in our lives and in society? How do racial and cultural minorities affect culture as a whole? In the Company of Others brings together new and previously published essays by nine distinguished philosophers, who argue these questions from a variety of perspectives. Presenting traditional and non-traditional approaches, their essays challenge and refine recent thinking on issues of contemporary social and political importance.
Nancy E. Snow is assistant professor of philosophy at Marquette University.
Part 1 Community Chapter 2 Two Concepts of Community Chapter 3 Community, Diversity, and Confucianism Part 4 Family Chapter 5 Philosophers against the Family Chapter 6 Injustice in Families: Assault and Domination Chapter 7 On Care and Justice within the Family Part 8 Culture Chapter 9 Shaping Feminist Culture Chapter 10 Of Mothers and Families, Men and Sex: The Truth about Feminism Chapter 11 Procreative Liberty: Beyond Liberal, Radical, and Cultural Feminist Assessments Chapter 12 Longing for Home: An Ecofeminist Philosophical Perspective Chapter 13 Cross-Cultural Ecologies: The Expatriate Experience, the Multiculturalism Issue, and Philosophy