More universal philosophy


ESSAY: Time to learn what the world's many translating female philosophers thought? Or what about the omitted African philosophy? Four books provide a broader understanding of the history of thought.

Surprisingly, 2020 has become extraordinary: the year began with a small virus turning the world upside down. Flights were canceled. Even Norwegians abruptly stopped shaking hands due to covid-19. Then both the United States and Norway became aware of another disease in our midst: the racist pandemic. The police murder of George Floyd in Minnesota gave birth to, on an experimental basis, a settlement with racism in Norway as well. Soccer players went down on their knees in support of Black Lives Matter. And then the year ended with Donald J. Trump losing the US presidential election. From 2021, the White House in Washington (DC) will no longer be ruled by a bully who practices dog whistling rhetoric against neo-fascist groups.
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Dag Herbjornsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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