Monday, September 14, 2015

Chinese Philosophy & Intellectualism about Belief

Two separate announcements, not one. Though now that I think about it, joining the topics might make for an interesting future post....

Last weekend LA Times published my piece "What's Missing in College Philosophy Classes? Chinese Philosophers". (This is a revision of a Splintered Mind post from about a year ago.)

And The Minds Online Conference at Brains Blog is now in its third week. This week's topic: Belief and Reasoning. I haven't yet had a chance to read the other papers, but Jack Marley-Payne's "Against Intellectualist Theories of Belief" is nicely done, as I say in my own commentary on the paper.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Had Eastern philosophy already become Ways of living by the time Western philosophy began...
Remembering is part of a Way...faith and reason at their best promote self-observation...

Anonymous said...

Do they even teach Chinese philosophy at schools in China nowadays? My guess is probably not much and that's the irony here.

Unknown said...

Reviewing "Situational irony", I see a thorough understanding of "Socratic irony" helps...as an underlying truth...that challenging conversation necessitates change...

Then looking at China's 4,000 plus years...they have changed a few times, beginning with origins unknown, imperial, rebellion, communist and what they are today, changed again but still a mystery for Ontology...Eric has expertise in this, perhaps he will join in...