chapter  10
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Multicultural Philosophies

Cultural philosophy has been given only cursory treatment in the majority of comparative academic circles that have appeared. If one reviews the research of Hoeble (1960), one finds that culture was defined as the integrated sum total of learned behavioral traits that are manifested and shared by members of a society. Cultural philosophy is an elusive concept, a fuzzy, difficult to define construct (Triandis et aI., 1986). Multicultural philosophies can be defined as communicable thoughts, intellectual knowledge, and causal distinctive patterns of human minds which separate accultured from noncultured human beings.