Caribbean Philosophical Association Conference and Call to Poets


The Caribbean Philosophical Association Conference, Shifting the Geography of Reason VI, will take place August 12-15 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The CPA Conference aims to “shift the geography of reason” by exploring critical, theoretical, and creative questions relating to the Caribbean, its Diaspora, and the “global south” more generally, including the South in the North. The theme for this meeting deals with migrations and diaspora.

The CPA’s president, Nelson Maldonado-Torres has just announced the revised conference program. The conference will include two plenary sessions and a plenary panel— “Shifting the Geography of Reason on Literature, Law, and the Study of Religion” with Michelle Gonzalez-Maldonado, Lillian Manzor, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, and Francisco Valdez; “Philosophy and Social Transformations” with Drucilla Cornell, Nigel Gibson, Linda Martín Alcoff, Enrique Dussel, and Lewis Gordon; and “Economics, Politics, and Power” with Enrique Dussel, Paget Henry, and Mireille Fanon Mendes-France.

Maldonado-Torres also extends a call to poets to send their original poetry for possible inclusion in the opening part of the conference program “to inspire us, energize us, and to motivate deep and careful reflection through the day.”

For further information, see Caribbean Philosophical Association

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