In the Company of Others

In the Company of Others : Perspectives on Community, Family, and Culture

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 454g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0847681440
  • 9780847681440

Table of contents

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
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Review quote

In a society which routinely debates "family values" and "diversity," this anthology offers some promising clarification and guidance. -- V. L. W. * Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy * This volume will be of interest to philosophers and scholars concerned with a critique of the positions of some feminist thinkers on family, community, and culture. * CHOICE *
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About Nancy E. Snow

Nancy E. Snow is assistant professor of philosophy at Marquette University.
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