Synopses & Reviews
A Parliament of Minds brings together groundbreaking interviews with a diverse cross-section of contemporary philosophers, demystifying and humanizing this formal discipline, making philosophy accessible and relevant to all. The companion volume to the national public television series of the same name, A Parliament of Minds highlights 23 philosophers as they discuss everyday issues. These interviews offer an unusual glimpse into their vital, active, moment-by-moment thinking processes.
Table of Contents
Philosophy at the beginning of a new millennium / Robert Cummings Neville -- Democracy, ethics, and the relevancy of philosophy / David A. Crocker -- Aristotle in the workplace / Martha Nussbaum -- The complex bridges between China and the west / Tu Wei-ming -- Trumping cynicism with imagination / John J. McDermott -- The trials and tribulations of philosophy and farming / Marjorie Grene -- Islam and the philosophy of hope / Seyyed Hossein Nasr -- The marriage of history and culture / Joseph Margolis -- Global dialogue, global peace / Ashok Gangadean -- The science of gender issues / Nancy Tuana -- The liberation of identity / Lewis Gordon -- Wild thinking: philosophy, ecology, and technology / David Rothenberg -- Prospects for democracy / John Stuhr -- The passing of philosophical fads / Peter Caws -- Crashing the tea party / Yoko Arisaka -- All we need is love / Esa Saarinen -- The anatomy of beauty / Tom Huhn -- Global culture and its discontents / K. Anthony Appiah -- Politics without reason? / Michael Halberstam -- Ambassador of dialogue / Lewis Hahn -- A dialogue on global thought and spirituality / Ashok Gangadean, Karan Singh, Ewert Cousins, and Robert Muller.