Gereon Kopf

I am committed to globalizing philosophy in order to have more voices engaging in the philosophical discourse. A philosophy for humanity has to be fashioned by humanity. It has to be inclusive and to emphasize an ethics of understanding over and ethics of judgment. This approach has to be two-pronged: First we need to expand the communities and traditions that are represented in our philosophical approach. E.g., the areas of philosophy of religion and philosophy of mind cannot solely be driven by anglophone discourses. Second, our curricula and syllabi have to reflect the diversity of the students that we teach. In my work, I am guided by Japanese philosophers such as Dōgen, Kitarō Nishida, and Risaku Mutai who provide the conceptual framework for a multi-entry philosophy that invites all and engages a multiplicity of philosophical voices.

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