Kanthropology – CRMEP Graduate Conference 19-20 May 2016

Kanthropology – CRMEP Graduate Conference, Kingston University, 19-20 May 2016

“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.”

The 2016 Graduate Student Conference of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP; Kingston University) will focus on Kant’s anthropological works and their legacy. An associated reading group shall precede it.

Stella Sandford and Lewis Gordon as keynotes. Looks good, though clashes with the Political Geography conference at Warwick. But what a shame that no papers seem to connect the Anthropology to the Physical Geography

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3 Responses to Kanthropology – CRMEP Graduate Conference 19-20 May 2016

  1. DW Bond says:

    Are you kidding? That is a major mistake. People working on the Anthropology must know about the geography. This neglect can’t even be attributed to disciplinary tunnel vision, because ‘Reading Kant’s Geography’ is published in the SUNY continental philosophy series.

    • stuartelden says:

      Well, of course I agree Dean! This is especially important because the Anthropology lectures developed out of the Geography ones, but this is not surprising. Although Eduardo and I were invited to have a session on the book at the APA, which went well and had some interest, I don’t feel the book has been discussed very much, unfortunately.

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