The Caribbean Philosophical Association: Shifting the Geography of Reason XX

October 27, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Michigan State University

East Lansing
United States

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Literature is a dynamic locus of philosophy. As a meditative, contemplative, relational, pedagogical, and aesthetic space, it is one where ethics as much as aesthetic are deployed in the exploration of some of the most crucial human questions. How do the different literatures of the world articulate this potential and act as instruments to augment voices and praxes of liberation from paradigms and experiences of oppression? How can philosophy itself serve such voices and praxes of liberation? How do literature and philosophy contribute to shifting the geography of reason and neutralizing hegemonic acts and discourses? These are necessary and valuable inquiries at a time of great world distress and plagues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the disinhibition of racism and xenophobia, the increase of extremist ideas, and the devaluing of the Humanities.

The Caribbean Philosophical Association calls for papers to be presented at its Shifting the Geography of Reason XX Annual Meeting – to be held in-person at Michigan State University – that engage philosophy and literature aimed at developing ideas and practices of liberation.

We will grant preference to papers directly anchored in the question of Philosophy, Literature, and Liberation while also accepting proposals considering the CPA’s global, historic principle of Shifting the Geography of Reason.

Participation in the conference is contingent on formal membership in the Caribbean Philosophical Association. To become a member of the association, register here:

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October 27, 2022, 9:00am EST

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