Questioning ‘Western Philosophy’: Philosophical, Historical, and Historiographical Challenges
Revisiting Problematising Western philosophy (2016)
Lucy Allais is jointly appointed at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg and Johns Hopkins University. She works partly in the history of philosophy (on Kant’s metaphysics, moral and political philosophy), and partly on moral emotions.
Appropriating, Borrowing and Retelling the Philosophical Story: Countering Conceptual Hegemony
Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach currently holds the chair 'Diversifying Philosophy' at the VU University, Amsterdam. She is the founding co-editor of the Journal of World Philosophies and edits the series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies as well as the Bloomsbury Studies in World Philosophies.
Canonization and Its Discontents
Christoph Schuringa is Assistant Professor at NCH London and Northeastern University, and Editor of the Hegel Bulletin. He is currently working on a book on Karl Marx.
The Role of Races and Religions in the Rewriting of the History of Philosophy
Robert Bernasconi is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching interests lie in critical philosophy of race, particularly in relation to the history of philosophy, and Continental philosophy. Bernasconi is the author of How to Read Sartre, Heidegger in Question: The Art of Existing, and The Question of Language in Heidegger’s History of Being. He is the editor of the journals Critical Philosophy of Race, Levinas Studies, and Ecoethica.
Mapping (the History of) the Mind. Europe’s Self-Colonization
Catherine König-Pralong is full professor at EHESS Paris (Centre Alexandre Koyré). In 2019, she published La colonie philosophique. Écrire l’histoire de la philosophie aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles (Paris, Éditions de l’EHESS). Furthermore, she is interested in historiographical practices beyond the history of philosophy (see C. König-Pralong, “Indiscipline in the Intellectual History. Immersing the History of Philosophy in the History of Knowledge”, Intersezioni, 41, 2021, pp. 295-309).
Heidegger on the Abendland and the abendländische Philosophie
Lin MA received her Ph. D at the Higher Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven (Belgium) in June 2006. Since 2008 she has been affiliated to Renmin University of China. She is the author of several books such as Heidegger on East-West Dialogue and close to 70 research papers in such journals as Philosophical Forum, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, and Philosophy East and West.
Is Philosophy in the Islamic World “Western”?
Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the LMU in Munich. He is the author of "Al-Kindi" and "Al-Razi" in the series Great Medieval Thinkers and has edited or co-edited many books, including The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy and Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays. He is also the host of the History of Philosophy podcast (www.historyofphilosophy.net)
Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Translation and African philosophy
Souleymane Bachir Diagne received his academic training in France. An alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, he holds an agrégation in Philosophy (1978) and he took his Doctorat d’État in philosophy at the Sorbonne (1988). His field of research includes history of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature. He is the author of African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude (Seagull Books, 2011), The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa (Dakar, Codesria, 2016), Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with Western Tradition (New York, Columbia University Press, 2018). Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s current teaching interests include history of early modern philosophy, philosophy and Sufism in the Islamic world, African philosophy and literature, twentieth century French philosophy.
Hermeneutics of Exclusion: Historiographies of the Histories of Philosophies
Yoko Arisaka is currently a research associate on the German Research Foundation Project, “Histories of Philosophy in a Global Perspective” (Director Rolf Elberfeld) at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Hildesheim, Germany (2019-2024). Before relocating to Germany in 2005, she had been Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco (1996-2007). She was born in Japan but moved to the U.S. when she was 17.
Before ‘the West’ and Beyond: Ancient African and Contemporary Africana Philosophy
Lewis Gordon is a Professor and the Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Connecticut. He works in the areas of Africana philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, social and political theory, postcolonial thought, theories of race and racism, philosophies of liberation, aesthetics, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion. He has written particularly extensively on Africana and black existentialism, postcolonial phenomenology, race and racism, and on the works and thought of W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon. His most recent books are Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization (Routledge, 2021) and Fear of Black Consciousness (Penguin, 2022).
Kimberly Ann Harris
The Relationship between African-American Philosophy and 'Western Philosophy'
Kimberly Ann Harris is an Assistant Professor of Professor in the Corcoran Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. She specializes in African American Philosophy. She is completing a monograph: Du Bois's Metaphilosophy: The Truth of Race.
Linda Martín Alcoff
What comes after Eurocentrism?
Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is a past President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Recent books include Rape and Resistance: Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Violation (Polity 2018); The Future of Whiteness (Polity 2015); Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), which won the Frantz Fanon Award for 2009; Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory (Cornell 1996). She has also co-edited 11 books and written for numerous newspapers and magazines. For the past decade she has taught courses on decolonial philosophy and epistemology in various places around the world, and her next book will be on these topics. In 2021 she was named by Academic-Influence.com as one of the ten most influential philosophers today, based on citations. She is originally from Panama, but lives today happily in Brooklyn. For more info go to www.alcoff.com