ABSTRACT

This edited collection offers a comparative approach to the topic of multiculturalism, including different authors with contrasting arguments from different philosophical traditions and ideologies. It puts together perspectives that have been largely neglected as valid normative ways to address the political and moral questions that arise from the coexistence of different cultures in the same geographical space. The essays in this volume cover both historical perspectives, taking in the work of Hobbes, Tocqueville and Nietzsche among others, and contemporary Eastern and Western approaches, including Marxism, anarchism, Islam, Daoism, Indian and African philosophies.

chapter |12 pages

Introduction

ByLUÍS CORDEIRO-RODRIGUES AND MARKO SIMENDIĆ

part |2 pages

Section 1 Cultural diversity in the history of political thought

chapter 2|14 pages

Unity and diversity in a Hobbesian commonwealth

ByMARKO SIMENDIĆ

chapter 3|18 pages

Nietzschean perspectives on multiculturalism

ByREBECCA BAMFORD

part |2 pages

Section 2 Multiculturalism and Western contemporary political theory

chapter 4|17 pages

Anarchism and multiculturalism

ByURI GORDON

chapter 6|18 pages

Associative democracy, heterosexism and sexual orientation

ByLUÍS CORDEIRO-RODRIGUES

chapter 7|16 pages

Utilitarianism, religious diversity and progressive pluralism

ByERIC RUSSERT KRAEMER

part |2 pages

Section 3 Eastern philosophy approaches to multiculturalism

part |2 pages

Section 4 Multiculturalism, African and African heritage

chapter 11|20 pages

Toward an African recognition theory of civil rights

ByCHRISTOPHER ALLSOBROOK