Philosophy and Dancing Outside the European Tradition

A Sudanese sufi dances during Mawlid celebrations.

A Sudanese sufi dances during Mawlid celebrations. Phil Moore, 2012.

A couple of weeks ago Hamid Dabashi’s article “Can Non-Europeans Think?” was making the usual hype motions on the web. The New York-based Iranian professor took righteous offense at Santiago Zambala’s list of the “important and active philosophers today,” which failed to name any thinker thinking outside Europe (except for Judith Butler [does New York count as Europe?]), and used the opportunity to reflect on the geography of Philosophy’s exclusions: Continue reading