11th International Conference on Nusantara Philosophy
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The production and dissemination of knowledge is a complex social and political process that is deeply embedded within power relations and hierarchies. The ways in which knowledge is produced, validated, and disseminated can have significant implications for social justice and equity. In many cases, dominant forms of knowledge production and dissemination have been exclusionary and oppressive, resulting in epistemic injustices for marginalized and disenfranchised groups. These injustices can take many forms, including the marginalization or erasure of alternative forms of knowledge, the exclusion of diverse perspectives from research and scholarship, and the silencing of voices that challenge the dominant discourse.
Addressing these injustices requires a critical examination of the underlying assumptions, methods, and values that inform our understanding of knowledge and its production. It requires us to recognize that knowledge is not value-free or neutral, but rather is shaped by the social and political context in which it is produced. Moreover, it requires us to recognize that different groups have different experiences and ways of knowing, and that these experiences and ways of knowing are equally valuable.
This conference seeks to explore the ways in which epistemic justice can be achieved through contesting knowledge within a social world. It aims to bring together scholars, researchers, activists, and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to discuss and exchange ideas on the role of knowledge in social justice and equity. The conference will focus on six sub-themes, including indigenous philosophy, indigenous science, indigenous religion, feminist epistemology, disabled epistemology, and ecological epistemology, each of which contributes to the broader understanding of epistemic justice.
The sub-theme of indigenous philosophy will explore the ways in which indigenous peoples around the world have developed unique and valuable ways of understanding the world, and how these ways of understanding can challenge and enrich dominant forms of knowledge production. The sub-theme of indigenous science will examine the ways in which indigenous peoples have developed scientific knowledge and practices that are grounded in their cultural traditions and ways of knowing. The sub-theme of indigenous religion will explore the ways in which indigenous religious practices and beliefs can inform our understanding of the world and our place in it.
The sub-theme of feminist epistemology will examine the ways in which gender and power relations shape knowledge production and dissemination, and how feminist approaches to knowledge can challenge and transform dominant forms of knowledge production. The subtheme of disabled epistemology will explore the ways in which disability shapes knowledge production and dissemination, and how disabled perspectives can contribute to a more inclusive and just understanding of knowledge. The sub-theme of ecological epistemology will examine the ways in which our understanding of the natural world is shaped by our social and political context, and how we can develop more sustainable and just forms of knowledge production and dissemination.
By bringing together diverse perspectives on the contestation of knowledge and epistemic justice, this conference aims to foster collaboration and networking among participants, with the goal of advancing the field and promoting positive change. It provides a platform for the presentation of the latest research, innovations, and best practices in the field of epistemic justice and the contestation of knowledge within a social world. Moreover, it promotes critical reflection on the ways in which knowledge is produced, disseminated, and used, and explores strategies for achieving more equitable and just knowledge practices. Ultimately, it aims to generate new insights, ideas, and approaches that can inform future research, policy, and practice related to epistemic justice and the contestation of knowledge within a social world.
August 30, 2023, 11:45pm UTC
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