How Philosophy Understands Knowledge Cross-Culturally

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What is one purpose of looking at the philosophies of cultures not your own?

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1. With what phrase does Enrique Dussel refer to the chief focus of philosophies throughout the world?

2. According to Nussbaum, which of the following describes the view that one's own tradition is the best and only way of understanding philosophy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of philosophy and knowledge across cultures. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the views of two notable philosophers, Enrique Dussel and Martha Nussbaum, as well as definitions of key terms in the subject of philosophy and knowledge across cultures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • One purpose for looking at philosophies of cultures outside your own
  • Enrique Dussel's views on philosophies throughout the world
  • The term for the view that one's own tradition is the best and only way to approach philosophy
  • The term for the effort to improve our understanding of knowledge globally rather than focusing on regional philosophers
  • The purpose of comparative philosophy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on philosophy and knowledge across cultures
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of philosophy and knowledge and relate them to a world view
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Dussel and Nussbaum's views
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about comparative philosophy

Additional Learning

To learn more about philosophy, review the accompanying lesson on Philosophy & Knowledge Across Cultures. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Apply your understanding of philosophy in a world view
  • Understand there is more to philosophy than one's own views
  • Identify two philosophers known for their world views of philosophy and culture
  • Define normative chauvinism and find an example of normative chauvinism
  • Define comparative philosophy
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