BPPA Annual Conference: 

Radical Philosophy ONLINE 25th – 28th of November 

In association with Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)

This year’s annual British Postgraduate Philosophical Association conference is on the theme of Radical philosophy. Radical Philosophy seeks to challenge, disrupt and expand governing norms, assumptions, and methods within the Analytic tradition. Analytic philosophy, broadly construed, is a tradition of philosophy which embodies the dominant socio-historical practices and concerns of the British, Anglo-American and Central European academy. Radical philosophy aims to carve out a space within the Analytic tradition for ways of doing philosophy that have historically stood neglected, dismissed or denied; it seeks to re-imagine the established scope of the discipline.

The conference this year will be held online across four half days. Please find below the full conference schedule. Feel free to drop in and out of the sessions as you fancy. We ask that you register in order to ensure that we have a way of contacting you should there be any unforeseen technical difficulties: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radical-philosophy-conference-tickets-129187243523 

This is the Zoom Link to Join the Conference:


Meeting ID: 261 712 6377

Keynote Speakers:  

Professor Dr. Hans-Johann Glock (University of Zurich): “The Analytic/Continental Divide: A case of Faultless Disagreement”

Dr. Ian James Kidd (University of Nottingham): “Misanthropy and the Moral Condemnation of Humanity”

Ms Rianna Walcott (King’s College London): “Fighting Back While Black”

Dr. Elise Coquereau-Saouma (Austrian Academy of Sciences): “Intercultural Dillemas and Strategies”

Conference Schedule (Time Zone: GMT) 

Download the schedule here.

Wednesday 25th November  

13:30 – 15:00: Rianna Walcott: “Fighting Back While Black”

15:05 – 15:45: Nikki Ernst: “No work for a Theory of Meaning”

16:00 – 16:40: Paula Keller: “Rahel Varnhagen and the Style of Philosophy”

16:45 – 17:25: Ties Van Gemert: “Discovering the French Epistemological Tradition”

17:30 – TBD: Social

Thursday 26th November 

13:30 – 15:00: Dr. Elise Coquereau-Saouma: “Intercultural Dillemas and Strategies”

15:05 – 15:45: Ji Young Lee: “Challenging Bionormativity and Heteronormativity in conception of the Family”

16:00 – 16:40: Lea Cantor and Josh Miller: Is there such thing as Western Philosophy?

16:45 – 17:25: Postgraduate Philosophers Careers Advice Session

Friday 27th November  

13:30 – 15:00: Dr. Ian James Kidd: “Misanthropy and the Moral Condemnation of Humanity”

15:05 – 15:45: Michael Greer: “Diversifying Philosophy: The problem of White Women”

16:00 – 17:25: Panel Discussion: “What is the Relationship between Diversity and Decolonisation?” (With Rianna Walcott, Ian Kidd, Lizzy Ventham, co-director of MAP)

Saturday 28th November

13:30 – 15:00: Professor Dr. Hans-Johann Glock: “The Analytic/Continental Divide: A case of Faultless Disagreement”

15:05 – 15:45: Andreas-Johann Sorger: “Is Analytic Political Philosophy Racist?”

16:00 – 17:25: Panel Discussion: “To what extent is it possible to fuse/combine Analytic Philosophy with other traditions?”  (With Elise

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