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Decolonising Philosophy

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 insi...

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Speakers: Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Alister McGrath, Paul Boghossian

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Speakers: Rupert Sheldrake, Maria Balaska

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Speakers: Angela Saini, Steve Fuller, Rupert Sheldrake, Peter Atkins

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Speakers: Matthew Taylor, Rebecca Roache, Hilary Lawson