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.]
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 also had a totally bizarre discussion this week, where everything east of the Caucasus was dismissed by one writer as “not fit to be called philosophical”: