Asian Philosophy: Lessons for the West
Join St George’s philosopher-in-residence Julian Baggini and his guests for the first in a new series of evenings of philosophical discussion. Bryan van Norden and Jin Y. Park are two of the world’s leading philosophers working at the intersection of east and west. Park’s book Buddhism and Postmodernity combines Zen and Huayan Buddhism with Continental philosophy, while van Norden’s book Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto has challenged western philosophers to open their minds and doors to other traditions. In discussion with Julian Baggini they will be talking about what we can learn from Asian thought and the obstacles to genuine core-cultural philosophising.
Bryan van Norden is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Visiting Professor at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.
Jin Y. Park is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at American University and President of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy