Ways of Being in the World is an anthology of the Indigenous philosophical thought of communities across Turtle Island, offering readings on a variety of topics spanning many times and geographic locations. It was created especially to meet the needs of instructors who want to add Indigenous philosophy to their courses but are unsure where to begin—as well as for students, Indigenous or otherwise, who wish to broaden their horizons with materials not found in the typical philosophy course. This collection is an invitation to embark on a relationship with Indigenous peoples through the introduction of their unique philosophies.
“Ways of Being in the World meets an essential need for first-hand sources on Indigenous philosophies of Turtle Island. This anthology wonderfully balances historical and contemporary material that is highly relevant to the present moment. One of my favorite features is the section on how to use the text, which contains very useful tips for teaching and learning. I am usgasdanelv (excited) for the world to get to read it!” — Brian Burkhart (ᏣᎳᎩ Cherokee), University of Oklahoma
“Readers interested in getting a glimpse of the marvelous breadth and depth of Indigenous philosophies need look no further. Andrea Sullivan-Clarke brings together a well-considered collection of classic and contemporary essays of the highest scholarly quality. Ways of Being in the World is a joy to explore.” — Andrew Frederick Smith, Drexel University
“A welcome addition to the field. This book provides a range of Native voices and perspectives to consider in a time when we sorely need them. Both scholars and the general public should appreciate this volume.” — Eric P. Anderson (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), Haskell Indian Nations University
“Ways of Being in the World provides an array of introductory readings on the Indigenous philosophies of North and Central America. Generously, editor Andrea Sullivan-Clarke offers a set of moral-pedagogical guidelines for professors to follow to ensure that they respectfully engage with the worldviews of colonized peoples. This book is thoroughly diverse and substantial enough for an introductory course in non-Western philosophy. It could also be used alongside canonical texts as a means of decolonizing and resisting implicit biases towards Western philosophy in the academy.” — Shay Welch, Spelman College