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The Geography of Truths: Nations, Territories and the History of Philosophy

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Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Venue: Dickens Room, Queen Elizabeth II Building, Coram's Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
Price: free

The Geography of Truths: Nations, Territories and the History of Philosophy

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This symposium will explore the ways in which philosophy and its historiography have understood themselves through national categories, since the late-eighteenth century, and the stakes of the continuing use of labels such as ‘German Idealism', ‘French Spiritualism' and ‘British Utilitarianism' to organize academic discourses. The aim is both to interrogate intra-European comparative frameworks and to address the ways in which the idea that Europe was the exclusive territory of analytic and reflexive rationality was constructed - a construction largely concomitant with the nationalisation of the history of philosophy.

Speakers:
Dr Katrin Chemla (CNRS, Paris): Paper title tba
Jonathan Rée (independent scholar): 'Philosophy and its Nations: the European Triarchy'
Prof. Bertrand Binoche (Université Paris 1): 'Une autre histoire de la philosophie'
Dr Lucie Mercier (Swiss National Science Foundation): Paper title tba

This symposium is organised by the London Historiography of Philosophy Working Group with support from the British Society for the History of Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London, King's College London and the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London.

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Contact: Marie Louise Krogh
Email: marielouisekrogh@gmail.com

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