The unbearable whiteness of philosophy

A subject that pains some students of the subjects, who are behind a campaign to make the subject more diverse. But why is the subject so dominated by white males? What are the reasons?

some of these include the systemic killing of female philosophers, massacres of some of our earliest thinkers such as the Aztec; and the destruction of ancient African cities that illuminate the thinking of old civilisations.

William of Ockham probably wouldn’t agree, but what would he know?

*I agree that Ibn Khaldun is much underrated, however, and his idea of the asabiyya cycle explains much about 21st century Europe; having said that, some of Ibn Khaldun’s views on certain subjects would have him arrested today. He’d certainly be banned from every single campus for creating an unsafe space.

 

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