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Critical Philosophy of Race: Here and Now

Start: Jun 05, 2014 12:00 AM
End: Jun 06, 2014 12:00 AM

Location: Room G22/26, Senate House, London.

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Since the publication, in 1992, of Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah's In my father's house: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, the new discipline of the Critical Philosophy of Race has flourished among anglophone analytic philosophers. Yet, Critical Philosophers of Race have tended to confine themselves to an analysis of racial problems that arise in the politics, and against the historical background, of anglophone North America. This parochial focus has given the false impression that the Critical Philosophy of Race is irrelevant outside of the USA and Canada. For this reason, in this, the first of three annual international conferences on the Critical Philosophy of Race, we will challenge this false impression, by showcasing work that demonstrates the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race (a) to the British Isles. Future conferences will showcase work that demonstrates the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race (b) to the European Union and (c) to the wider world outside of anglophone North America. The aim of these three conferences is, successively, to globalise the Critical Philosophy of Race.

This event is supported by kind donations from three professional bodies—namely, the Aristotelian Society, the Mind Association, and the Analysis Trust—from three units within University College London—namely, the Department of Philosophy, the Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, and the Race Equality Steering Group—and two institutes at the School of Advanced Studies—namely the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

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