By Jacqueline Vieceli

ISBN-10: 0773426566

ISBN-13: 9780773426566

Taking a world procedure, this is often the 1st publication to actually do a political concept in accordance with international philosophy. This booklet makes a case for the need of broadening the present paradigm during which the examine of normative political concept has been limited virtually solely to Western works. the writer argues for the inclusion of works of political proposal from quite a few non-Western civilizational traditions which don't regularly agree to the methodological canons of Western philosophy, on the way to foster an international discussion on perennial questions of political concept. She additionally demanding situations the statement that there's a "clash of civilizations" among the West and different civilizations, arguing as a substitute that each one traditions are multi-vocal, in order that adherents of varied traditions can locate universal highbrow floor with one another, in addition to issues of competition with contributors in their personal traditions.

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37 CHAPTER III: PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN NATURE AND THE SOURCES OF SOCIAL VIRTUE Among the questions which political philosophers of all major traditions have sought to answer are those concerning whether there is an innate nature common to human beings and what qualities might inhere in such a nature. Questions about human nature are perhaps the most fundamental questions of political philosophy, since the answers which one gives or accepts regarding these questions condition the answers which one might logically be expected to give or accept regarding most if not all other questions of political philosophy.

3. 4. 5. 6. Seek a readily observable physical explanation for misfortune. If good and sufficient evidence is found for such an explanation, no further investigation is necessary. If no such straightforward physical explanation is found, or if the available physical explanation is not sufficient to fully explain the causes of the event or situation in question, determine whether there may be other causal agents, and investigate whether such agents have been at work. If other causal agents are suspected, seek a specialist competent to detect and deal with these causes.

This is the question of commensurability. 22 B. 22 Heidegger raised the skeptical assertion that, perhaps, concepts cannot really be translated from one language to another or from one culture to another because they are incommensurable. In the end, Heidegger concludes that the Western enterprise of metaphysics, with its project of finding underlying concepts which could undergird all languages is fundamentally faulty. Does this entail the proposition that the philosophical concepts of a civilizational tradition will remain unintelligible to those who are outside that tradition?

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