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Philosophical Challenges of Plurality in a Global World

This book is a collection of essays by a select array of international scholars, on a range of issues concerning plurality, pluralism, and other closely related concepts, which constitute the framework and guiding thread for the whole volume. The themes and subjects dealt with here address issues of the greatest concern, particularly in the delicate context of present-day Europe and of modern societies with a global scale. The volume’s basis is the belief that pluralism, globality, technology, mass media, and computer networks are distinctive traits of contemporary society in all its complexity – and that, therefore, such notions provide essential conceptual tools for explaining and understanding the current age.

Featured in this volume are twelve contributions by scholars from different fields of philosophy, the humanities and the social sciences. In their essays, the contributors address the complexities of the contemporary world and the challenges with which it confronts all these disciplines. In this way, they provide a philosophical analysis of phenomena, situations, and problems that are typical of this complex world. Their different approaches and disciplinary perspectives all share an open-mindedness which is characteristic of the philosophical attitude; but also take into account the results of research in different fields of the human sciences as applied to the study of contemporary society, politics and culture, as well as artistic practice and aesthetic experience.

This book will be of interest for scholars in the fields of philosophy, political sciences, Spanish thought, theory of art and literature; for students in programs of cultural studies or of the different fields of the humanities; and for the general reader with an interest in philosophical reflection on the complexities of pluralism and the modern world.


David Díaz-Soto is currently a Researcher with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) undertaking post-doctoral work at the Freie Universität Berlin, supported by a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education. His main field of interest is art theory, with a special focus on music and the plastic arts.

Delia Manzanero is a Lecturer at the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid where she teaches Philosophy of Law. She is a member of the Research Project “Fundamentals and development of the krausoinstitucionist idea of Europe,” and is currently the Director of Bajo Palabra: Journal of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Bianca Thoilliez is a Lecturer in the Department of Education at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Her primary interest is in the philosophy of education, with a particular focus on American thought and classic pragmatism. She is currently involved in the research project “Origin and development of the theoretical knowledge of education in Spain.”

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ISBN: 1-4438-6050-6

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-6050-5

Release Date: 30th July 2014

Pages: 230

Price: £47.99

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