Philosophy and World Problems

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John McMurtry
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2011
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Philosophy and World Problems theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

The Theme on Philosophy and World Problems deals, in three volumes and covers several topics, with a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world on Philosophy and World Problems. Philosophy resists conclusions because its method across disagreements – like modern science to which it gives rise - always leaves issues open to counter-argument and furtherance of understanding. This is how philosophy differs from religious, sectarian and other dogmas and closed systems of thinking. Yet agreement across the research contributing to this work is implicit or explicit on one meta principle: whatever is incoherent with organic, social and ecological life requirements through time is false, and evil to the extent of its reduction and destruction of life fields and support systems.

These three volumes are aimed at a wide spectrum of audiences: University and College Students, Researchers and Educators.

John McMurtry holds his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto, Canada and his Ph.D from the University of London, England, and has been Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph for over 20 years and University Professor Emeritus since 2005. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and his many articles, chapters, books and interviews have been internationally published and translated.

Table of Contents (26 Chapters)
  • 1. The Global Crisis Of Values

    John McMurtry
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  • 2. The Transcultural Idea: Good as Happiness and Bad as Pain

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  • 3. Moral Philosophy In Question

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  • 4. Natural Good and Evil: Beyond Fitness To Survive

    John McMurtry
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  • 5. Traditions as Moral Anchor in an Age of Criterionless Relativism

    John McMurtry
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  • 6. The Primary Axiom and The Life-Value Compass

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  • 7. Good and Evil Within: Opening The Terra Incognita Of The Felt Side Of Being

    John McMurtry
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  • 8. The Value Field of Action: Reconciling Humanity and the Beast

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  • 9. The Lost Social Subject: Evaluating the Rules by Which We Live

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  • 10. Deep Principles of Justice Grounding in Life-Value Meaning

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  • 11. The Unseen Global War of Rights Systems and Its Principles of Resolution

    John McMurtry
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  • 12. Reclaiming Rationality and Scientific Method: The Life-Coherence Principle as Global System Imperative

    John McMurtry
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  • 13. Human Identity and the Meaning of Life

    John McMurtry
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  • 14. Western Philosophy and the Life-Ground

    G. Baruchello
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  • 15. Life Responsibility versus Mechanical Reductionism: Western World-Views of Nature from Pantheism to Positivism

    Richard Allen,Giorgio Baruchello
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  • 16. The Embodied Good Life: From Aristotle to Life - Ground Ethics

    Jeff Noonan
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  • 17. Visions of Universal Identity in World Religions: From Life-Incoherent To Life-Grounded Spirituality

    John McMurtry
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  • 18. Logic, Philosophy of Science and the Quality of Life

    Alex C. Michalos
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  • 19. The Paradigm Wars: Competing Models of Understanding

    James Robert Brown
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  • 20. The Logic Of Natural Language

    J. Anthony Blair and Ralph H. Johnson
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  • 21. Why Not Socialism?

    G. A. Cohen
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  • 22. Philosophy, Human Nature, and Society

    Jeff Noonan
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  • 23. Human Nature From a Life-Grounded Perspective

    Jeff Noonan
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  • 24. Life-Blind Liberalism and Life-Grounded Democracy

    Jeffery Noonan
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  • 25. Environmental Philosophy And Its Onto-Ethical Problems: Ancient, Medieval And Contemporary World-Views

    Philip Rose and Jeff Noonan
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  • 26. Human Rights and Global Life-Support Systems

    Jeffrey Noonan
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