Nivi Manchanda, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Timothy Williamson. Danielle Sands hosts.
Many see the search for universal truths about the world as the noble aim of philosophy. Yet our universities largely dismiss non-Western philosophy, and critics argue that British students are taught a narrow analytic approach. Are great ideas independent of time, place and tradition? Do African conceptions of the self or Chinese Mohist logic offer equally valid insights? Do we need to wake up to Western prejudice, or is there only one right way to think?
Professor of Comparative Philosophy Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Oxford Logician Timothy Williamson and political theorist Nivi Manchanda interrogate the limits of Western philosophy.
In association with Aeon
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