Caribbean Journal of Philosophy





Announcements

 

Conference Notice: GLOBAL AFRICAN STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

 
International Colloquium

August 24-26, 2022

GLOBAL AFRICAN STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Much of the early research and studies on Africa was done by Europeans, who created westernized frameworks for the understanding of the continent’s historic, religious, social, intellectual, scientific, aesthetic and cultural situations, issues and challenges. Since then, there have been several initiatives by Africans and persons of African descent globally to own their (own/his/her) stories and narratives. Institutes of African Studies were established in Africa at the time when most African countries were becoming independent as an attempt to recover lost ground. The areas of study broadened into philosophical, social, political, religious, economic, cultural and aesthetic issues, with the objective of African Scholars being to present Africa on their own terms. In the 1960s, there were movements in the USA (and later Canada) that aimed to cover the void in areas of African-American ourstory, literature and culture. Recently, Institutes for African Studies have increased in number in Europe, and a few Centres have emerged in
Asia.

Latin American countries have largely remained behind in these developments – with the exceptions of Brazil and Cuba –and attempts to institutionalize these issues within Universities and Research Institutions have been stunted for lack of resources. There is a need to create a viable and sustainable platform for Academics, Policy Makers, Administrators and African Descendants generally in Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss and plan structured, institutional approaches to establishing, increasing and enhancing rigorous multi-and interdisciplinary Global African Studies programmes in these regions.

In recognition of this need, the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with other institutions listed above will be holding a colloquium from August 24-26, 2022, under the theme:

Global African Studies in Latin America and the Caribbean to Inform Ourstorical (sans doctrinaire Historical), Cultural, Educational and Policy Structures: Past, Present and Future.
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Conference Notice: 2º COLÓQUIO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE AS RELIGIÕES DE MATRIZ AFRICANA

 
Os desafios enfrentados pelas religiões de matriz africana no contexto global – Como superar o néo-colonialismo e a intolerância religiosa na África e na Diáspora More...
 

Conference Notice: AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA PHILOSOPHY, IDENTITY AND CULTURE

 
The conference pursues the theme of African and African Diaspora philosophy, identity and culture from various disciplines and contemporary perspectives. All themes relate to the way African and African Diaspora philosophy, identity and culture play a role in solving (or worsening) the social, political and economic challenges highlighted above. The conference also explores the relationship between African philosophy and culture in terms of how they conflict, collaborate, or otherwise configure each other as people are subjected to different life systems in global Africa. This conference has a broad temporal, geographic, and topical expanse. Papers are invited from multiple disciplines that speak to such issues, including Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Media and Communication, English, History, Law, Peace Building, Political Science, Religious Studies, and more. More...
 

Conference Notice: 2nd INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM on INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS OF AFRICA

 
Global Indigenous Religions of Africa and Global Challenges – Overcoming Neo-Colonialism and Intolerance against Indigenous Religions of Africa and their Diaspora Derivatives More...
 

Conference Notice: The Making, Unmaking and Remaking of Africa’s Independence and Post-Independence Constitutions

 
There is an urgent need to critically dilate on the processes of constitution-making, in its full generality, as a distinctive object of positive analysis. Papers exploring the constitutional developments in Africa should be based on country case studies or a comparative study of the constitution of two or more countries. Papers should examine how the underlining principles of constitution-making address both (i) how the process was conducted in terms of its being participatory and consultative (see Menski, 2019) and (ii) the content of the constitution that was produced and (iii) the reaction of the public to it. Papers should reflect key aspects of the historical contexts in which the particular process took place, and also the broader international norms, standards, and precedents that informed these processes. More...
 
 
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Vol 11, No 1 (2019)

Table of Contents

Articles

Re-examining the Eurocentric Descriptions of Africa and the Imperative of Black Hypothesis Abstract PDF
Kenneth Uyi Abudu
Neurofunctionalism, Neuroessentialism and the Explanatory Gap Argument Abstract PDF
Gbenga Fasiku
The Logic of Einstein's Equation in Boolean Algebra and the Compatibility Theory Abstract PDF
Ephraim Stephen Essien
Ontologically Legitimated Ableist Language against Disabled Persons in African Traditions Abstract PDF
Elvis Imafidon
The Myal Principle: Erna Brodber’s Afro Caribbean Literary/Philosophical Discourse Abstract PDF
Marie Sairsingh

Discussion Notes

I am what I am as I am PDF
William Chandler