Abstract

A case is made here for diversifying philosophy with regard to subject matter. First, a generic model of an innate human tendency toward ethnocentrism is described. Second, the ultimate advantage of diversity in the kinds of problem solving that philosophers do is demonstrated. Third, it is shown how mutliculturalism yields this kind of diversity. Fourth, it is shown how micromotives biased by ethnocentrism in philosophy currently hinder diversification in philosophy. Finally, ways are suggested of overcoming ethnocentric forces in favor of multicultural diversity.

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ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 991-1018
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-20
Open Access
N

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