Caribbean Journal of Philosophy





Announcements

 

Conference Notice: Street Philosophy Workshop

 
The Street Philosophy Workshop Series is organised with two goals in mind: to explore,
interrogate and analyse the rich and thick philosophical concepts and ideas emerging from streets in communities and cultures around the globe about knowledges, aesthetics, being, existence, understandings of selves and others, assimilation and resistance; and to examine and analyse the intersection of, connections and disconnections between, and shared importance of, street philosophy and academic, armchair philosophy. This requires going beyond and overcoming deeply rooted binaries in traditional academic philosophy (e.g., academic-culture /
street philosophy, individual-collective authorship in philosophy, and written-oral philosophy) in order to productively engage with the street as a site of existence where philosophical and existential thoughts on be-ing, existing and normativities and axiologies of existence flourish. The key objective is to have a workshop each year that explores some specific philosophical concept or idea that has become popular and important in the way people understand their being and existence in the streets of specific places and cultures and have rich conversations about how such concepts connect with academic philosophical concepts, what academic
philosophy can learn from them, and what the streets can learn from academic philosophy.
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Conference Notice: Barry Hallen Conference 2022

 
This Conference is to honour the contributions of Professor Barry Hallen, who has been a major contributor to the development of Philosophy and African Philosophy in the global academy. Participants and panel proposers should feel free to engage Hallen on any issues in African, African Diaspora or global South philosophical engagements. The organizers welcome critical and subversive decolonial interrogations of bogies and entrenched verities which continue to subjugate the gnosis and episteme of the global South – for example, the ghost of the idea of an “Africa South of the Sahara” that has refused to be banished from Western academy. More...
 

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...
 
 
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Vol 12, No 2 (2020)

Table of Contents

Editorial Remark

Editorial Remark PDF
John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji

Articles

Making a Case for Yoruba Inverted Supervenience on the Nature of the Mind Abstract PDF
Richard Taye Oyelakin, Babalola Joseph Balogun
Las Casas’ Articulation of the Indians’ Moral Agency: Looking Back at Las Casas Through Fichte Abstract PDF
Rolando Pérez
Nigerian Literature and the Postmodern Turn: Plurimediality and Interarts Aesthetics in Modern Nigerian Poetry in English Abstract PDF
Ayodeji Isaac Shittu
Yoruba and Chinese Perspectives on Post-Anthropocentric Understanding of Human and Nonhuman Animal Relations Abstract PDF
Adewale O Owoseni
A Critical Assessment of Thomas Kuhn’s Understanding of Scientific Progress Abstract PDF
Emmanuel Adetokunbo Ogundele, Abidemi Israel Ogunyomi
Caribbean Philosophy and Metaphysical Strictures Abstract PDF
Sandra McCalla