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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Philosophy’s Western bias and what can be done about it

A post at New APPS by Christian Coseru, with Owen Flanagan, Eric Schwitzgebel, and Jonardon Ganeri weighing in thus far in the comments section.

September 17, 2014 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学 | 2 comments

CHE Article: “The Toxic History of Philosophy’s Racism”

I thought this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education may be of interest to readers of the blog (even while I am in no position to evaluate the historical claims made). Some highlights:

A particular weakness of many humanities canons remains their scant or nonexistent attention to material outside of Europe and North America, their historical dismissal of South Asian, East Asian, and African achievement due to ignorance and condescending Orientalism. Although philosophy is probably the worst among humanities disciplines in this respect, it’s hardly alone..

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September 17, 2014 Posted by | Academia, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, History | 15 comments