A "Shout Out" to the Coast Salish people who's land this website is developed from.
PHILOSOPHY BY REGION
Where the Rivers Meet (WTRM) Website
THE INDIGENOUS THOUGHT NETWORK
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
APRIL 2017 PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS
I want to focus on five (5) areas for philosophical reflection as my little way of participating in what causes and movements we are honoring in April. These include;
1. Mathematics Awareness Month - given the traditional relationship between math and philosophy in the Ancient Greek world. We like to think that in all possible world, the idea of a triangle will always be a three sided figure. There were many movements in Greek thinking that reduced the world into math formulas.
2. Poetry and Jazz month - because as a form, these two arts can also be considered - in my view - as an epistemological expression of how we know what we know. Poetry and Jass music are the end products of our experiences in life and how we process those experiences in our thinking. To me that is a reflective process of thought and does qualify as an indigenous epistemological method of knowing what we know. .
3. Canada's Earth Day - also allows us to start the exploration of environmental philosophy and its connection to indigenous thinking.
4. The Sikhi Tradition is being honored this month, so I am hoping we can add to the philosophical traditions that come from the Sikhi community and faith.