The Dynamic Heritage of the Thais through Five Philosophical Paradigms

Professor Kirti Bunchua
Fellow of the Royal Institute, Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. 
Dean, Graduate School of Philosophy and Ethics,
Rajabhat Suan Sunanda University. 


Though the Thai language is not suited to metaphysics in the Western sense, it is still appropriate for philosophical study in the Thai way. We can classify this development by historical periodization, but critical analysis according to paradigms is also a good working methodology to express Thai thought in philosophical jargon. This study is aimed at inviting more Thai thinkers to exert their capacity to enhance creativity. 

Key words: Thai Philosophy, Paradigm, Thai Heritage