Diversity and Inclusiveness

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Black Issues in Philosophy: A Citadel of the Ideal

By Anthony Sean Neal Faculties at Black colleges and universities or HBCU’s often used philosophical thought to respond to the problem(s) they found to...

Women in Philosophy: Notes from philoSOPHIA Conference 2018

By Jennifer Scuro The academy is risk-averse. Joy James, philoSOPHIA 2018 keynote speaker It might be too ambitious of me to imagine that, for those of us who...

Questioning the Language of Service

By Gordon Marino During my tenure at St. Olaf and other colleges, there has always been a lot of earnest talk about “giving back,” “serving...
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Black Issues in Philosophy: A Conversation on Get Out

Having recently viewed Jordan Peele’s award-winning Get Out (2017), political theorist Derefe Kimarley Chevannes was prompted to discuss the film with philosopher Lewis Gordon,...

Tell Us How to Fix the Lack of Diversity in Philosophy Journals

By Eric Schwitzgebel and Nicole Hassoun Philosophy departments in the U.S. and Britain are famously homogenous.  You already know that.  What you might not know...

Black Issues in Philosophy: The African Decolonial Thought of Oyèrónké Oyĕwùmí

By Lewis Gordon As the history of philosophy shows, its major developments often come from thinkers who were not formally trained as philosophers.  Among the...
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Black Issues in Philosophy: Losing Ground as Existential Reflection on Philosophy

By Thomas Meagher “The aesthetic moment is, so to speak, after the fact.” Losing Ground (1982) is a film about a black female philosophy professor. It...
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Black Issues in Philosophy: A Conversation on The Black Panther

Prior to the release of The Black Panther, some well-intentioned whites on social media recommended whites to wait a week before going to see the...
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Black Issue in Philosophy: Understanding Togetherness in Difference in a Hateful World

By William Mpofu “Wherever one thing stands,” Chinua Achebe (1989) argued, “something else must stand beside it,” because the world must necessarily be a shared...

Celebrate Women in Philosophy!

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession is pleased to announce two new posters celebrating women in philosophy. These posters represent...