So You Want to Teach Some Indian Philosophy? An article on the APA blog by Jonardon Ganeri

From the APA’s blog:

In a previous post, Peter Adamson predicted that non-European philosophies are destined to enter the mainstream of the philosophical profession. He highlighted three avenues of progress. One is that departments will hire more experts, people who know the relevant languages, have studied the histories and cultural contexts, and can offer high-level graduate training in the subject. Another is that non-experts will, thanks to the availability of ever better texts in translation, begin to offer courses in non-European philosophies, such courses serving perfectly adequately in introducing students to a wide range of profoundly inspiring and fascinating ideas. The third avenue, and the one that his post and this one are intended to encourage, is that materials from non-European philosophies will find a place within the curricula of thematically organised courses. A person offering a course on scepticism, for example, might find themselves wanting to bring in ideas from a range of non-European epistemologists, rather than represent the subject as being something only European. If the case can be made even for allegedly “core” subjects like epistemology, metaphysics, logic, and philosophy of language, it’s even more persuasive to make it for moral philosophy, aesthetics, and political philosophy. What we offer, in Peter’s earlier post about Islamic philosophy and in my post about Indian philosophy, are suggestions of primary and secondary literature, accessible to any tutor who wants to bring a greater range of voices to the table than is currently typical.

Entire post here.

About Matthew Dasti

Matthew R. Dasti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University.

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