Anton Wilhelm Amo: an African philosopher in Early Modern Europe
29-31 October 2018
Organizers: Dwight Lewis (Emory University & University of South Florida) and Falk Wunderlich (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
Locations: Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54, Halle) (Monday and Tuesday)
Martin-Luther-Universität, Ludwig-Wucherer-Straße 2 (Steintor-Campus), Hörsaal IV (Wednesday)
Monday, 29 October 2018
Venue: IZEA, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54 17:45-18:15 Welcome and introduction
Paulin J. Hountondji (Professor Emeritus, National Universities of Benin; President of the National Council on Education in Benin)
How African is Anton Wilhelm Amo?
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Venue: IZEA, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54
Jacob Mabe (Berlin)
Die philosophischen Prinzipien der Geschichtsschreibung nach Anton Wilhelm Amo
Dag Herbjørnsrud (Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas, Oslo)
The Philosophy of Africa and the European Response: Reconstructing a Global and Comparative Perspective
Dwight Lewis (Emory University & University of South Florida)
From Lost to Found: Amo's De Iure Maurorum in Europa
Sonja Brentjes (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin) / Rana Brentjes (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Anti-colonialism and humanism: Burchard Brentjes and Anton Wilhelm Amo
Monika Firla (AfriTüDe Geschichtswerkstatt, Stuttgart)
A.W. Amo als Praktischer Philosoph in Deutschland und Axim Break
Andreij Krause (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
Anton Wilhelm Amo und die traditionelle Logik - Sätze, Schlüsse und Argumentationen
Stephen Menn (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Amo’s theory of intentions and the problem of mind-body causality
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Venue: Ludwig-Wucherer-Straße 2 (Steintor-Campus), Hörsaal IV
Justin E.H. Smith (University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot) Amo's Apatheia: A Critical Examination of His Sources
Falk Wunderlich (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) Amo and the theory of physical influx
Corey W. Dyck (Western University)
Amo and the Neglected Path of Wolffianism
Paola Rumore (Università degli Studi di Torino) Amo’s philosophical contexts in Halle and Wittenberg
MAP Leadership Changes
We are thrilled to announce that Carolina Flores (Rutgers), Keyvan Shafiei (Georgetown), and Jingyi Wu (UC Irvine) will be coming on board this Fall to serve as new MAP Organizers. They will join Elise Woodard (U. Michigan), who will continue to serve as Director. The primary role of the Organizers is to maintain and strengthen the MAP network and to communicate with and support individual MAP chapters. We are confident that MAP will be in excellent hands.
This means that Simona Capisani and Olufemi O. Taiwo will be stepping down from their current roles. MAP has always been a network both for and by graduate students, and we’d like to congratulate Simona and Olufemi for having successfully defended their dissertations! They will continue to support the new organizers through their transition and will continue to be a part of the MAP network as they continue on in the profession. We are also grateful to the continued support of the founders, Liam Kofi Bright, Maegan Fairchild, and Yena Lee, for helping us navigate the first changeover in MAP leadership, and we look forward to a smooth transition during this second changeover.
Since the first Organizer Leadership change in 2016, MAP has doubled in size and now spans 8 different countries. MAP’s institutional focus is also shifting, both in response to the new chapters themselves and the new possibilities of the organization's new size and scope. The new MAP leadership will be tasked with taking up the previous leadership’s responses to these changes and are eager for feedback from chapters on new directions for the organization.
Finally, Elise, Olufemi, and Simona want to thank chapters for their hard work, enthusiasm, and contributions over the past two years. It has been a pleasure working with you, and we are grateful for opportunity to play a supportive role in the MAP network. We are excited to see the organization continue to grow and expand, and we are confident in the new leadership’s ability.
A workshop aimed at building a more diverse philosophical community.
GPS California is a new initiative for undergraduates, run by faculty and graduate students at the University of Southern California. The aim of this workshop is to bring together students from underrepresented groups, with a focus on women and other minorities, who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in Philosophy. The inaugural workshop will take place at the University of Southern California from November 3–4, 2018. The workshop will consist of bigger events open to all who register, as well as smaller events open to participants who have been selected through an application process. The bigger events include the sessions Applying to Grad School in Philosophy and Life in Philosophy Grad School, as well as two philosophy lectures given by professors working at USC.
Of the 15 participants selected through the application process, 10 will be chosen from Universities in Southern California, and 5 from elsewhere. We will provide accommodation and travel stipends for the students coming from outside Southern CA. In addition to the bigger events open to all, the participants will attend three graduate-style seminars on pre-read papers. They will also have an opportunity to meet USC faculty for mentoring sessions depending on their areas of interest.
Contact us: GPSCaliforniaUSC@gmail.com
The inaugural GPS California will take place at the University of Southern California, November 3-4, 2018. The application deadline is September 15th, 2018. All undergraduates who are members of underrepresented groups in philosophy with a declared major in philosophy are eligible to apply. Ten undergraduate students will be selected from universities in Southern California, and 5 from elsewhere. Meals will be provided for all participants. In addition, we will accommodate students from outside of Southern California for 2 nights and will reimburse them for up to $400 in travel costs.
The chosen participants will read three philosophy papers (about 20 pages each) in advance, and attend seminars led by USC faculty discussing these. These seminars will provide a friendly and inclusive environment for philosophical discussions on a diverse range of topics, and will allow participants to get a sense of philosophy seminars in graduate school. The participants will also have a chance to meet select faculty for mentoring sessions, depending on areas of interest.
Registration for all is now open! General registrants are invited to join all open events, including sessions and lectures run by faculty and graduate students in Philosophy. Please join us for this exciting weekend!
Registration will close on October 20, 2018.
The USC School of Philosophy is committed to providing an accessible space for all guests.
Language interpretation: Interpretation available upon request (Interpretación disponible a petición, 可根据要求提供口译服务). Please let us know as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to find someone (Por favor, déjenos saber lo antes posible para permitir tiempo suficiente para encontrar a alguien, 请尽快让我们知道, 让我们有足够的时间去找某人).
Disability accommodations: CART captioning and ASL interpretation available upon request. Please let us know if you need disability accommodations as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to coordinate. The event venue is ADA accessible.
Please reach out to us for any requests or suggestions: GPSCaliforniaUSC@gmail.com
Details here as well: https://dornsife.usc.edu/phil/gpscalifornia/
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