Sarah W. Oelberg
Vern L. Bullough
Philip J. Regal
Robert B. Tapp
Howard G. Callaway
"Multiculturalism is lauded by proponents as a call to tolerate different cultural traditions and values, and is deplored by detractors as an attack on the highest standards of Western culture. This anthology explores this controversial social movement from various humanist perspectives. Building on an Enlightenment cosmopolitanism, humanists have critically evaluated all cultures, especially their own. Humanism's combined use of critical reason in the developing sciences and an ethical wisdom that transcends past traditions points toward a way to live and learn together, while improving ourselves in the process. Rather than relying on historical claims and traditional authorities, humanists appeal to the potentialities of human values emerging in a post-traditional world.
This volume provides the outlines of the directions such consensus-building might take. The distinguished contributors include Khoren Arisian, Vern L. Bullough, Howard G. Callaway, Paul Kurtz, Sarah W. Oelberg, Don Page, Howard Radest, Philip J. Regal, Andreas Rosenberg, Harvey Sarles, Robert B. Tapp, Michael Werner, and Carol Wintermute.
Robert B. Tapp (Minneapolis, MN) is professor emeritus of Humanities, Religious Studies, and South Asian Studies at the University of Minnesota, and dean of the Humanist Institute."
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