Issues In Philosophy
The eleven papers in this anthology, all by Africans, represent a variety of philosophical positions that are central to the debate in and on African philosophy as it has developed thus far. Throughout, the anthology is informed by the belief that African philosophy is a historically engaged activity aimed at the political empowerment of the African people.
Title: Philosophy of Human Rights( Readings in Context) Binding: Paperback Author: PatrickHayden Publisher: ParagonHousePublishers
Contemplative or "noetic" knowledge has traditionally been seen as the highest mode of understanding, a view that persists both in many non-Western cultures and in Eastern Christianity, where "theoria physike," or the illumined understanding of creation that follows the purification of the heart, is seen to provide deeper insights into nature than the discursive rationality modernity has used to dominate and conquer it.
In recent decades, there has been an explosion of interest in global ethics. This volume presents readers with a cutting edge collection of the best work on these issues.The topics covered include: whether individuals and governments in rich countries should give more aid to people in poor countries; the causes of persistent poverty in certain countries; the condition under which military action aimed at protecting human rights might be morally justified; the moral basis for the right to self-determination; whether attitudes such as patriotism and nationalism are morally acceptable in the modern world, and if so, why; Can there ever be a genuinely universal consensus on human rights? And what global response might be required.