Recent philosophy, as understood in this course, can also be seen as contemporary philosophy. It is an aspect of philosophy which deals with recent/contemporary philosophical issues about humans and this multiverse of human existence. Such issues might be extra-terrestrial, global, national or local. It is the application of philosophical reflection on such issues which constitute the subject matter of recent philosophy. We attempt to fathom how Western and non-Western peoples have attempted to deal with these issues in the construction of meaning.