Bryan Van Norden | Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto


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In this episode, my guest is Bryan Van Norden the author of Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto. Prof. Van Norden is the James Monroe Taylor Chair in Philosophy at Vassar College and Chair Professor in Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University (China). He has published numerous books on Chinese and comparative philosophy. You can learn more about his work at

In the conversation, Bryan and I discuss:

  • The meaning behind the title Taking Back Philosophy
  • How we should define philosophy
  • The benefits of comparative philosophy
  • The role of rituals and much more

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