World Strangers: Expatriation, Global Society, and the Humanities
This essay explores current challenges and future prospects for philosophy in particular and the humanities in general, whose practitioners characteristically approach their times and cultures with a critical, distant eye, and wonder about what everyone takes for granted. This wonder, however, makes them somewhat marginal in their times and cultures in ways suggestively analogous to the place and critical role of many exiles and expatriates, who also characteristically wonder about what everyone takes for granted. The essay focuses on this analogy and uses it to suggest ways in which philosophy in particular and the humanities in general can fruitfully interlock with non-philosophical activities, communicating and engaging in meaningful dialogue and interactions with non-philosophers involved in social activities and issues posed by globalization processes.
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International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.123-130.
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Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
A. Pablo Iannone, Professor of Philosophy at Central Connecticut State University, studied engineering, mathematics, philosophy and literature at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, received his B. A. in philosophy from U.C.L.A. and M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy with a minor in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His philosophical publications include nine books: in Spanish, published in Lima, Perú, Los negocios y la sociedad global (Fondo Editorial-Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, 2007); in English, Business and Global Society (Global Publications, 2003), Technology and Global Society (Global Publications, 2002), Dictionary of World Philosophy (Routledge, 2001), Philosophical Ecologies: Essays in Philosophy, Ecology, and Human Life (Humanity Books, 1999, Philosophy as Diplomacy: Essays in Ethics and Policy Making (Humanities Press/Humanity Books, 1994), Through Time and Culture (Prentice Hall, 1994), Contemporary Moral Controversies in Business (Oxford University Press, 1989), and Contemporary Moral Controversies in Technology (Oxford University Press, 1987). He has also published philosophical articles and reviews in the U.S. and abroad. In literature, he has published a book of poetry in Spanish, Astérida (Gog y Magog, 1973), a book of interconnected stories (amounting to a novella) in English, The Room with Closets: Tales of a Life Divided (Vagabond Press, 2006) —which received Silver Medal in the category Multicultural Fiction-2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards—, and previous versions of stories from this book in English, Spanish, or both, as well as poems.
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