Symposium: How Are Histories of Non-Western Philosophies Relevant to Intercultural Philosophizing?

Franz Martin Wimmer, Robert Bernasconi, Paul J. Hountondji, Thomas M. Norton-Smith


 The view that philosophy is a uniquely and essentially European endeavor rooted in ancient Greece became dominant in Europe only in the late eighteenth century, eclipsing several centuries during which Europeans had denied this proposition. Advocates of intercultural philosophy aim to integrate Western and non-Western philosophical histories and traditions in hopes of better addressing the crucial questions facing global humankind. A Native American standpoint charges this project with being exploitative, and disrespectful.


Eurocentrism; history of philosophy; intercultural philosophy; Native American philosophy; integration; Bernasconi; Hountondji; Norton- Smith; Wimmer

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