Politically Incorrect Dialogues

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Politically Incorrect Dialogues

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This book is about questions that one would hesitate to ask in certain groups, because the questioning itself would mark him or her as an outsider, or a liberal, or a conservative, or a reactionary interested in resurrecting issues which have been satisfactorily settled. But Western philosophy, jump-started by the Socratic dialogues memorialized by Plato, has traditionally concerned itself with reexamining meanings and values that many thought settled once and for all. In this book the interlocutors, who disagree about almost everything, nevertheless search for areas of agreement as they continue in this Socratic tradition.

ISBN

9789042006867

Publication Date

1999

Publisher

Brill

City

Amsterdam

Disciplines

Philosophy

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Table of Contents

Editorial Foreword.

Introduction.

Philosophical Dialogue after Plato.

Theo O.J. Simpson Trial and Juror Competence.

Intelligence - the Real Source of Inequality?

Democracy - the Best Form of Government?

The Advantages of Socialism.

Hiroshima Guilt.

Zionist Democracy.

Gay Pride.

Husband Abuse.

Churchgoing.

Open Housing.

Masturbation and Ethics.

First-Amendment Rights of Pornographers.

Tolerance.

Polygamy.

Religion and Sex.

A Woman's Right to Choose.

Private Morality and Public Ethics.

Sex and Violence.

Black Crime.

The Dangers of Religion.

Profit Maximization.

Inclusive Language.

Tipping.

Overpopulation.

Politically Incorrect Dialogues

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