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Is Philosophy Just a 'Syndicate'?

'...there is no such thing as “philosophy” - this word, concept, or school - in the writings and historical records...' - Thorsten Pattberg

'IN THE old days of the three European missions – imperialism, colonialism, and orientalism – scholars insisted on the existence of Asian “philosophies” and, naturally, they called Asian thinkers “philosophers.”

'The world could entertain such fancy claims because those were immoral, lawless, and unscientific times. Today, scholarship knows better. There are two major problems with the “philosophy” in Asia theory.

'First, no matter how much the West spends on indoctrination, there is no such thing as “philosophy” - this word, concept, or school - in the writings and historical records of India, China, or Japan prior to the arrival of the Europeans...'
http://bigthink.com/dragons-and-pandas/philosophy-is-a-syndicate

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