CFP: Philosophy Born of Struggle XXIV -- Answering the Call: Philosophies Born of Struggle in the Twenty-First Century

Submission deadline: August 18, 2018

Conference date(s):
November 1, 2018 - November 3, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Hamilton College
Clinton, United States

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The 24th Philosophy Born of Struggle conference will be hosted at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Philosophy Born of Struggle asks for papers or panel proposals that addresses what it means for a philosophy to be a “philosophy born of struggle” in the twenty-first century.

We welcome submissions inspired by the conference theme. We especially welcome submissions on one or more of the following topics:

  • The way or ways that philosophy can be in service of social movements.
  • The meaning of struggle in our present social, political, cultural, and economic context.
  • The role that philosophy can play in the development of effective transnational communication methods for people engaging in struggles in different parts of the world.
  • The role that struggles play in the formation and maintenance of communities.
  • The resources that theories constructed by Africana thinkers can provide to scholars and activists as they confront present-day ethno-nationalism throughout the globe, particularly in the Americas and in Africa.

In the spirit of answering the call, we welcome anyone who would like to participate in a planning session on November 3rd to help us chart the future of Philosophy Born of Struggle.


Submission Guidelines

Please submit either 1) a paper abstract of approximately 500 words, 2) a panel abstract of approximately 500 words, or 3) a complete paper no longer than 3000 words as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected] by August 18, 2018.

Each submission should be accompanied by the following information either in a separate document or in the email’s body: (1) title, (2) kind of submission (paper or panel proposal), (3) institutional affiliation, (4) rank or occupation, and (5) email addresses of presenters or panelists. Please use “PBOS 2018 Submission” as the subject of the email.

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