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

Schwitzgebel’s Post about non-Western Philosophy and Mainstream Neglect

Over on his blog, The Splintered Mind, Eric Schwitzgebel wonders:

Why Don’t We* Know Our Chinese Philosophy?

(* “we” U.S.-based philosophy professors)

In 2001, I published a piece in the American Philosophical Association’s Newsletter on the Status of Asian & Asian-American Philosophers & Philosophies. In light of my recent reflections about the visibility of non-Western philosophy and philosophers, and especially this remarkable piece from an Asian-American who left philosophy, I thought I’d reproduce a revised version of the essay here. I’ve appended two new substantive notes at the end.

[Read his full post over on Splintered Mind. Discussion comments are welcome there or here.]

August 18th, 2014 Posted by | Academia, American Philosophical Association, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Profession | 2 comments

2 Responses to Schwitzgebel’s Post about non-Western Philosophy and Mainstream Neglect

  1. Tim Connolly says:

    I just noticed that Schwitzgebel’s post is currently #2 over at Reddit’s philosophy sub-reddit. It would be a valuable public service to contribute to the discussion there:

    reddit.com/r/philosophy/comments/2dwo7a/the_splint…

    Reply

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