Critical Philosophy of Race: Here and Now, 5-6 June Podcasts

Date published: 
Wednesday 09 July 2014

Institute of Philosophy and Institute of Commonwealth Studies present
Critical Philosophy of Race: Here and Now
in association wtih UCL
Thurs 5 - Fri 6 June, 2014 (10.00am start, ends 2pm on Friday)
Senate House, Malet Street, WC1

Or via UCL Blogpost

Since the publication, in 1992, of Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah's In my father's house: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, the new discipline of the Critical Philosophy of Race has flourished among anglophone analytic philosophers. Yet, Critical Philosophers of Race have tended to confine themselves to an analysis of racial problems that arise in the politics, and against the historical background, of anglophone North America. This parochial focus has given the false impression that the Critical Philosophy of Race is irrelevant outside of the US and Canada. For this reason, in this, the first of three annual international conferences on the Critical Philosophy of Race, we will challenge this false impression, by showcasing work that demonstrates the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race (a) to the British Isles. Future conferences will showcase work that demonstrates the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race (b) to the European Union and (c) to the wider world outside of anglophone North America. The aim of these three conferences is, successively, to globalise the Critical Philosophy of Race.

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Robert Bernasconi (Prof of Philosophy & African American Studies, Penn State)
Dr Meena Dhanda (Reader in Philosophy and Cultural Politics, Wolverhampton)
Dr Brian Klug (Philosophy, University of Oxford)
Dr Gabriella Beckles-Raymond (philosopher and educational administrator)
Dr Nicholas Kwesi Tsri (Postdoctoral Fellow School of Social Justice, UCD)
Dr Annabelle Lever (Associate Professor of Normative Political Theory, Geneva)
Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias "Coleman" [strikethrough] (Fellow, ICwS & Research Associate Philosophy, UCL)

Programme Organiser: Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias "Coleman" [strikethrough]

Enquiries to and Please put "Philosophy of Race Conference Enquiry" in subject field.

Supported by the Aristotelian Society, Mind Association, Analysis Trust, UCL Department of Philosophy, UCL Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, UCL Race Equality Steering Group, Society for Women in Philosophy UK and Society for Applied Philosophy.

Analysis Trust places: A limited number of places are being made available without fee to full-time students of philosophy in the UK. To apply, please email with "Philosophy of Race Analysis place" as the subject.

The full programme will be made available shortly. Please check back for updates.