Views from everywhere
A practical guide to diversifying the world of philosophy. All students of Philosophy are well-versed in the narrative of the discipline's progress from ancient to contemporary schools of thought. They typically begin in Athens with Socrates before skipping over the Medieval period to pick up the narrative with Descartes. However, this historiographical methodology has been criticised for being Euro-centric and does not stand up to scrutiny by present-day historians. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach and Leah Kalmanson, authors of "A Practical Guide to World Philosophies", discuss how this problem took root in the discipline. In this exploration of diversity in the story of philosophy, the duo explains how to extend the conventional range of content taught in standard curriculums.