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Philosophy in Multiple Voices
     

Philosophy in Multiple Voices

by George Yancy
 

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Philosophy in Multiple Voices invites transactional dialogue, critical imagination, and the desire to travel to enter those discursive spaces where the love of wisdom gets inflected through both lived embodiment and situational history. The text raises significant meta-philosophical questions around the issue of who constitutes the 'philosophical we' through a

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Philosophy in Multiple Voices invites transactional dialogue, critical imagination, and the desire to travel to enter those discursive spaces where the love of wisdom gets inflected through both lived embodiment and situational history. The text raises significant meta-philosophical questions around the issue of who constitutes the 'philosophical we' through a delineation and valorization of multiple philosophical voices-African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Asian-American, Feminist, Latin-American, Lesbian, Native-American and Queer-that set forth complex concerns around canon formation, the relationship between philosophical discursive configurations and issues of gendered, sexed, racial and ethnic identities, the dynamic of shifting philosophical historical trajectories, differential philosophical visions, sensibilities, and philosophical praxes that are still largely underrepresented within the institutional confines of 'mainstream' philosophy. The text encourages philosophical heterogeneity as a value that ought to be nurtured.

Editorial Reviews

March 2008 CHOICE
Yancy has provided a valuable set of readings in this philosophical collection. He offers a rare opportunity for the voices of minority groups to be heard, by representing their worldviews as valid epistemic and ontological perspectives. . . . This volume offers students and professors an opportunity to explore and evaluate existing philosophical assumptions, and to explore alternative philosophical perspectives....They are insightful in their challenges to the Western foundational assumptions of philosophy. This work is a must for any library.
Thomas E. Wartenberg
Many of us have been looking for a book like Philosophy in Multiple Voices. It answers the need for a comprehensive assessment of how the project of philosophy can be transformed in order to address the realities of gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity. This is an important work for philosophers and their students to read, think about, and discuss. No one will finish it without having questioned their understanding of philosophy.
Donna-Dale L. Marcano
George Yancy's anthology 'troubles' the purity of philosophical waters and re-acquaints the philosophical community with that all important question, 'what is philosophy?' What we understand, and are given, through the various philosophical voices from feminist philosophy to lesbian philosophy to Native American philosophy, is a rich and complex picture of varied relationships to and in philosophy and thus, a richer and deeper portrait of philosophy. Finally, a book in which marginalized philosophers, present and future, can and will find themselves!
Vincent Colapietro
George Yancy and the contributors of Philosophy in Multiple Voices present clearly-written, experientially rooted essays whose power and resonance derives in large measure from being part of an ensemble. The benefit to scholars and especially students is incalculable.
Fall 2008 Newsletter On Feminism and Philosophy
This collection should be of great value to philosophers interested in diversity issues....The collection raises helpful questions....Philosophy in Multiple Voices is a valuable addition to the philosophical literature on diversity and thanks are owed to George Yancy for producing this collection.
January 2009 CHOICE
Outstanding Academic Titles, 2008
Fall 2008 APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy
This collection should be of great value to philosophers interested in diversity issues....The collection raises helpful questions....Philosophy in Multiple Voices is a valuable addition to the philosophical literature on diversity and thanks are owed to George Yancy for producing this collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461640851
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
693 KB

Meet the Author

George Yancy teaches philosophy at Duquesne University. He is the author of many articles and chapters on critical race theory. He has also edited several other volumes, notably White on White/Black on Black, which won a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award for 2005.
Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa, European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France, and Writer-in-Residence at Birkbeck School of Law. His most recent book is What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (2015).

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