17th Annual Meeting Caribbean Philosophical Association CPA 2020 Shifting the Geography of Reason XVII: Dignity, Power and Place in the Caribbean

Country: Virgin Islands

City: Saint Croix

Abstr. due: 15.12.2019

Dates: 01.04.20 — 04.04.20

Area Of Sciences: Physics and math;

Organizing comittee e-mail: caribphilconference@gmail.com

Organizers: University of the Virgin Islands


The principal goal of the CPA is to support the free exchange of ideas and foster an intellectual community that is truly representative of the diversity of voices and perspectives that is paradigmatic of, but not limited to, the Caribbean. The Caribbean is thus understood not solely as a geopolitical region, but more generally as a trope to investigate certain dimensions of the multiple undersides of modernity. Likewise, philosophy is conceived, not as an isolated academic discipline, but as rigorous theoretical reflection about fundamental problems faced by humanity. Understood in this way, Caribbean philosophy is a transdisciplinary form of interrogation informed by scholarly knowledges as well as by practices and artistic expressions that elucidate fundamental questions that emerge in contexts of discovery, conquest, racial, gender, and sexual domination, genocide, dependency, and exploitation as well as freedom, emancipation, and decolonization. Reflection about these areas often appears in philosophical texts, but also in a plethora of other genres such as literature, music, and historical writings. The CPA invites theoretical engagements with all such questions, thematic areas, and genres with emphasis on any given discipline or field, but with a common interest in shifting the geography of reason, by which we mean approaching the Caribbean and the global south in general as zones of sustainable practices and knowledges.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.caribbeanphilosophicalassociation.org/index.html