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Volume 14, Multiculturalism, Humanist Perspectives, was published by Prometheus Books. It is available from in hardcover from the publisher.


Harvey Sarles
Border Skirmishes and Multiculturalism: Notes from the Field

Don Page
The Canadian Experience with Multiculturalism: Is It Relevant Elsewhere?

Sarah W. Oelberg
Humanism and Multiculturalism: A Critique

Vern L. Bullough
Multiculturalism and Me

Michael Werner
Liberalism, Pluralism, and Multiculturalism in the Twenty-first Century

Philip J. Regal
Evolutionary Principles of Adaptation: Implications for Multiculturalism

Andreas Rosenberg
Multiculturalism—Echoes of Darwin and Spencer

Khoren Arisian
Democracy, Universalism, and Multiculturalism at Century's End

Robert B. Tapp
Multiculturalism—Yes; No; Maybe

Howard Radest
A Global Ethic in a Various World

Carol Wintermute
The Postmodern Challenge to a Humanist Aesthetic

Howard G. Callaway
Pragmatic Pluralism

Paul Kurtz
Beyond Multiculturalism: Our Responsibility to Humanity as a Whole

The cover of 'Multiculturalism,' volume 14 of Humanism Today

"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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