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19th May, 2016

Kanthropology: Centre of Research of Modern European Philosophy Annual Graduate Conference 2016

Event Details

19th May, 2016
End Date:
20th May, 2016
Room 0002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE

The 2016 CRMEP Graduate Student Conference will focus on Kant’s anthropological works and their legacy. The mainstream marginalization of Kant’s anthropological writings, in part due to their racist content, arguably makes philosophy ill-equipped to think some of today’s most pressing concerns, notably with regard to ableism, racism, classism and sexism in philosophical discourse. As Robert Bernasconi has observed, ignoring the Kant of the Anthropology is ‘to diminish philosophy as an activity more generally.’ In his use of Anthropology From a Pragmatic point of View as a starting point for his foundational work The Order of Things, Foucault demonstrates how Kant’s anthropological works have a central role in the history of knowledge production and ‘truth discourse.’ While it is clear how Kant’s canonical works in philosophy inform his anthropological work, it is not clear how his anthropology informs his philosophy and to what extent his anthropology is integral to the rest of his thought. The 2016 CRMEP Graduate Conference aims at reconsidering these questions and opening a critical discussion on the anthropological legacy of Kant in contemporary thought.

Lunch, coffee and refreshments will be provided on both days. Lunch will be served at the Lebanese Express.

Keynote Speakers

Stella Sandford
Professor Of Modern European Philosophy, CRMEP, Kingston University

Lewis Gordon
Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies, University of Connecticut

To find out more information please visit the Kanthropology website.

Please get in touch if you are unable to afford the fee but would like to attend.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Eric-John Russell

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