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Philosophy has slowly begun to adopt a more global context since the past.
The globalized context for philosophy has allowed for a broader study of philosophies around the world, such as East Asian, Indian, Islamic, etc.

A Changing Landscape of Philosophy

Let’s briefly recall the video in 1.4.

In the video, we considered a changing landscape of philosophy from ancient Greece to the East Asian countries in the 20th century. These kinds of changes encouraged a lot of philosophers to rethink philosophy in a global context.

For example, there has been a conference series called the “East-West Philosophers’ Conference (EWPC)” since 1939. From the mid-20th century, the East-West Philosophers’ Conference series has hosted a dialogue among different voices on a common enterprise, through philosophy.

The effort “to develop a possible synthesis of the ideas and ideals” has helped us to see “philosophy” as “philosophies” rather than one universal philosophy. Moreover, we also can get a chance to explore “Korean philosophy” in a different context, combining its unique ways of thinking with concepts from other philosophies.

Do you agree with the idea of various different philosophies in the world, or do you believe that there should be one universal philosophy? Tell us in the comments why you think so.

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