What is it about?

This article seeks to think through some of the issues relevant to diversifying philosophy as an academic discipline. It attempts to make a case for a practice of philosophy which is more attuned to its social situatedness in a postindustrial, liberal society. Within this context, it argues that disciplinary philosophy must seek to contribute to making meaning of our place in the world.

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Why is it important?

Educational institutions in postindustrial liberal societies do not always reflect the diversity present in their societies. In my article, I claim that philosophy, a discipline which has yet to implement diversity, must take the challenges posed by diversity seriously.


In this article, I try to weave together strands of social epistemology, cross-cultural philosophy and political philosophy to argue that professional philosophy must diversify itself if it claims to be a meaning-making activity.

Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach
Universitat Konstanz

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This page is a summary of: Diversifying philosophy: The art of non-domination, Educational Philosophy and Theory, January 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1562850.
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