Supported by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and organized by the Philosophy
Department of United Arab Emirates University in collaboration with the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences (Beijing), the first UAEU Global Philosophy Symposium represents a meeting of Western (ancient Greek, Analytic, Continental), Middle-Eastern (Arabic,
Islamic, Persian), and Eastern (Indian, Chinese, Japanese) philosophical traditions.
The symposium focusses on a historical process that Prof. Jonardon Ganeri has effectively
described: “the world of academic philosophy is now entering a new age”, characterized by
the “appreciation of the value of world philosophies”, and “philosophical pluralism”.