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A parliament of minds : philosophy for a new millennium
Tobias, Michael.
Publication Information:
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xix, 309 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Companion volume to the national public television series of the same name"--P. [4] of cover.

Includes index.
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.

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In this companion volume to the national public television documentary of the same name, interviews of philosophy luminaries expose the relevance of philosophy to everyday life.

Author Notes

Michael Tobias is a writer, director, and producer of more than 100 films. Among his many books is A Parliament of Souls: In Search of Global Spirituality.

J. Patrick Fitzgerald is Honors Professor of Philosophy and Television Productions at Seminole Community College. David Rothenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Editor of Terra Nova: Nature and Culture.

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Choice Review

These transcriptions of a series of TV interviews of 23 attendees at the 1998 World Congress of Philosophy are intended to show the relevance of philosophy in today's world as well as the remarkable heterogeneity of approaches and views among contemporary thinkers. The format precludes dealing with any issue in depth, but it does encourage a candid and enthusiastic expression of ideas. Nevertheless, these interviews vary noticeably in quality and interest; judicious editing would have made this printed version more grammatical and clear. Several of the interviews give refreshingly personal and contrasting evaluations of various thinkers and movements that could stir the thinking of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as general readers. A selection of the interviews: Robert Cummings Neville, "Philosophy at the Beginning of a New Millennium"; Martha Nussbaum, "Aristotle in the Workplace"; Marjorie Grene, "The Trials and Tribulations of Philosophy and Farming"; Seyyed Hossein Nasr, "Islam and the Philosophy of Hope"; Nancy Tuana, "The Science of Gender Issues"; Peter Caws, "The Passing of Philosophical Fads"; Esa Saarinen, "All We Need Is Love"; Michael Halberstam, "Politics without Reason?" Larger libraries should consider. G. J. Dalcourt; Seton Hall University