Call for Registration: Questioning ‘Western Philosophy’

Worcester College, Oxford is happy to announce a call for registration for the coming conference, “Questioning ‘Western Philosophy’: Philosophical, Historical, and Historiographical Challenges”. The event will happen both in-person and online from 28th April to 30th April 2023. The event will be the first international conference that subjects this concept to critical interrogation, asking whether it is legitimate, where it comes from, when and how it becomes widespread, and how it impacts our understanding of philosophy and its history. Building on work from, inter alia, the history of philosophy, global intellectual history, intercultural and comparative philosophy, critical philosophy of ‘race’, and decolonial studies, the conference will explore the concept of ‘Western Philosophy’ from philosophical, historical, and historiographical perspectives. Please read below for more information and how to register.


The Conference will take place in-person at Worcester College, Oxford, on 28th April (14:00-17:30), 29th April (9:00-18:30), and 30 April (9:00-18:30).

In Person: A limited number of tickets for in-person attendance (which includes a drinks reception on Friday 28th, and coffee/tea and lunch on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th) can be purchased here.

Online: Alternatively, it is possible to register to watch the conference remotely in real time. To register to receive the link for the livestream recording, please complete this form

Conference abstracts can be consulted here.

Please click here for the flyer.

Confirmed speakers:

*   Peter Adamson (LMU Munich, DE / KCL, UK)
*   Linda Martín Alcoff (Hunter College / Graduate Center, CUNY, US)
*   Lucy Allais (​Johns Hopkins, US / Witwatersrand, ZA)
*   Yoko Arisaka (Hildesheim, DE)
*   Sarah Bernard-Granger (ENS de Lyon, FR)
*   Robert Bernasconi (Penn State, US)
*   Lea Cantor (Oxford, UK)
*   Saloni De Souza (UCL, UK)
*   Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia, US)
*   Jonathan Egid (KCL, UK)
*   Kadir Filiz (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL)
*   Lewis Gordon (Connecticut, US)
*   Kimberly Ann Harris (Virginia, US)
*   Lilith W. Lee (VU Amsterdam, NL)
*   Christoph Schuringa (​​New College of the Humanities, London, UK)
*   Catherine König-Pralong (EHESS Paris, FR)
*   Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (VU Amsterdam, NL / Konstanz, DE)
*   Dmitri Levitin (Oxford, UK)
*   Lin MA (Renmin, Beijing, CN)
*   Josh Platzky Miller (Free State, ZA)
*   Lerato Posholi (Basel, CH)
*   Daniel James Smith (Memphis, US)
*   Allan M. Hillani (New School for Social Research, US)

Organizers: Lea Cantor & Josh Platzky Miller
Assistant organizers: Sihao Chew, Jonathan Egid, Dmitri Levitin & alicehank winham
In collaboration with Philiminality Oxford
Visit our 
conference website for more information

The conference is generously supported by the British Society for the History of Philosophy; the Aristotelian Society; the Mind Association; the London Arts & Humanities Partnership; the UK Kant Society; the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford; the Oxford Centre for Global History; the Oxford Centre for European History; the Oxford Centre for Early Modern Studies; All Souls College, Oxford; St Catherine’s College, Oxford; Worcester College, Oxford; the Maison française d’Oxford; and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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