Persons and Valuable Worlds argues for pluralistic ethics, philosophical anthropology, and epistemology in a cross-cultural context. It provides an account of what it means to be a genuine social and spiritual being-what it means to be a person in the diverse worlds of which we are a part, and to which we contribute in significant ways. It further strives to reintegrate moral and value considerations into philosophy throughout the range of its inquiries.
Eliot Deutsch is chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hawai'i. He has published 14 previous books, including a translation of The Bhagavad Gita.