Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"Shifting the Geography of Reason V: Intellectual Movements," Caribbean Philosophy Association, Universite des Antilles-Guyane, June 4-7, 2008.

Update (May 21, 2008): The programme (PDF) has now been posted. I have temporarily lodged it here till it appears on the CPA site (see URL below). Original Post (November 25, 2007): Under this heading, the Caribbean Philosophical Association will expand on its organizing theme, when it focused on the broad impact of the rise of Africana and other 'third world' philosophies from geographical notions, metaphors, and assumptions that have long been associated with modern concepts of philosophical reason. For 2008, we will continue to look closely at the variety of intellectual movements that have shaped the development of ideas, especially in the Caribbean, that have contributed to, and continue to have an impact (positive or negative) on, the geography of reason. These movements include, but are not limited to, those that have grown out of the Africana Francophone world such as Negritude, Mestisaje, and Creolite, the varieties of Afro-Latin discourses on race and decolonization, and social and philosophical movements such as Pan-Africanism, Garveyism, Rastafari, Black Consciousness, Feminism, Historicism, Poeticism, historicism, Marxism, Afrocentrism/Africology, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Existentialism, Pragmatism, Logical Analysis, Deconstruction, Poststructuralism, Cultural Studies, Psychoanalysis, and more. In the spirit of reshaping the geography of reason, we invite the submission of papers on the philosophical aspects of these movements, nearly all of which are present in the texts and practices of Native Caribbean, Afro-Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean, Euro-Caribbean, African, Latin-American, African-American, Indian, and European thinkers, or papers that offer radically new formulations of issues born from these movements. Proposals may be submitted and papers may be presented in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese since members of this organization are encouraged to work in these languages with and in indigenous and creolized New World languages as well. Send submissions for panels and abstracts for papers by 25 February 2008, by email to or by regular mail to: Research Associate • Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought • Temple University • Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090 • (215) 204-5621/Fax: (215) 204-2535. Further information on the Caribbean Philosophy Association is available here:

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