Professional philosophy news

Does philosophy have a Western bias?

At the New York Times Opinionator, Justin E.H. Smith (Concordia, Montreal) comments on the issue, concluding:

Western academic philosophy will likely come to appear utterly parochial in the coming years if it does not find a way to approach non-Western traditions that is much more rigorous and respectful than the tokenism that reigns at present.

Related topics have also been discussed in two recent posts at NewAPPS: Can we make philosophy a little less provincial?; Would it be so bad if Indian and Chinese philosophy were taught anachronistically?



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