Barry Allen
Professor, Philosophy

Barry Allen is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

His work in philosophy concentrates on the concept of knowledge, which he studies from interdisciplinary and multi-cultural perspectives, addressing a wide audience in contemporary and comparative philosophy and the human sciences. His books explore the relationship of art to knowledge and knowledge to civilization, and compare Chinese and Western ideas about knowledge.

He is the author of Truth in Philosophy (1993), Knowledge and Civilization (2004), Art and Technology in Human Experience (2008), Knowledge in Chinese Tradition (2015), A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts (2015), and Empiricisms: Experience and Experiment from Antiquity to the Anthropocene.
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