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Plato, Confucius and Aristotle. Ancient Greek philosophy is widely taught in American universities, but classes in Chinese philosophy are few and far between. Public domain

Why the US doesn’t understand Chinese thought – and must

It's more important than ever that the U.S. understand China. So why don't our universities teach Chinese thought?
Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for having been called wise in part because he wouldn’t label himself wise. Shutterstock

What is wisdom, and is it unwise to pursue it?

It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
Any resemblance to actual people – living or dead – is coincidental. Troy/jacqueline poggi

When Tony Abbott met Socrates

The Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was condemned and put to death for “corrupting the youth” of Athens. The same fate is unlikely to meet contemporary philosophers. Indeed, it is much more likely for…

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