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The Resource Teaching Plato in Palestine : philosophy in a divided world, Carlos Fraenkel

Teaching Plato in Palestine : philosophy in a divided world, Carlos Fraenkel

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Teaching Plato in Palestine : philosophy in a divided world
Title
Teaching Plato in Palestine
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philosophy in a divided world
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Carlos Fraenkel
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eng
Summary
Teaching Plato in Palestine is part intellectual travelogue, part plea for integrating philosophy into our personal and public life. Philosophical toolkit in tow, Carlos Fraenkel invites readers on a tour around the world as he meets students at Palestinian and Indonesian universities, lapsed Hasidic Jews in New York, teenagers from poor neighborhoods in Brazil, and the descendants of Iroquois warriors in Canada. They turn to Plato and Aristotle, al-Ghaz?l? and Maimonides, Spinoza and Nietzsche for help to tackle big questions: Does God exist? Is piety worth it? Can violence be justified? What is social justice and how can we get there? Who should rule? And how shall we deal with the legacy of colonialism? Fraenkel shows how useful the tools of philosophy can be--particularly in places fraught with conflict--to clarify such questions and explore answers to them. In the course of the discussions, different viewpoints often clash. That's a good thing, Fraenkel argues, as long as we turn our disagreements on moral, religious, and philosophical issues into what he calls a "culture of debate." Conceived as a joint search for the truth, a culture of debate gives us a chance to examine the beliefs and values we were brought up with and often take for granted. It won't lead to easy answers, Fraenkel admits, but debate, if philosophically nuanced, is more attractive than either forcing our views on others or becoming mired in multicultural complacency--and behaving as if differences didn't matter at all. -- Provided by publisher
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1971-
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Fraenkel, Carlos
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107.1
Index
index present
LC call number
B52
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.F634 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Walzer, Michael
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  • Philosophy
  • Cultural relations
  • Cultural relations
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophie
  • Kulturkontakt
  • Gewalt
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Teaching Plato in Palestine : philosophy in a divided world, Carlos Fraenkel
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-213) and index
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text
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Contents
Teachng Plato in Palestine -- Teaching Maimonides in Makassar -- Spinoza in Shtreimels : An Underground Seminar -- Citizen Philosophers in Brazil -- Word-Warriors : Philosophy in Mohawk Land -- Diversity and Debate
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894625152
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 221 pages
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9780691151038
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2014956072
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)894625152
Label
Teaching Plato in Palestine : philosophy in a divided world, Carlos Fraenkel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-213) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teachng Plato in Palestine -- Teaching Maimonides in Makassar -- Spinoza in Shtreimels : An Underground Seminar -- Citizen Philosophers in Brazil -- Word-Warriors : Philosophy in Mohawk Land -- Diversity and Debate
Control code
894625152
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780691151038
Lccn
2014956072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625152

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