[SydPhil] [xrs] 2nd CfA: Epistemic Wrongs and Epistemic Reparations | ACEPS | live at Constitution Hill and University of Johannesburg | 3–4 November 2022

Mitova, Veli vmitova at uj.ac.za
Wed Aug 31 16:52:57 AEST 2022

2nd Call for Abstracts: Epistemic Wrongs and Epistemic Reparations

3–4 November 2022

African Centre for Epistemology of Philosophy of Science (ACEPS<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/mFVXCYW8Noc3QEp58U0CDDh?domain=uj.ac.za>)
University of Johannesburg

We live in a world riddled with epistemic wrongs, from the incidental put down of a marginal voice to the systematic extinction of whole knowledge systems and the continued epistemic disempowerment of whole populations through colonialism and racism. This workshop theorises our obligations to make epistemic reparations for such distinctively epistemic wrongs, where epistemic reparations can be understood as “intentionally reparative actions in the form of epistemic goods given to those epistemically wronged by parties who acknowledge these wrongs and whose reparative actions are intended to redress them” (Lackey forthcoming, Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association).

One example of epistemic reparations is when a space—such as a museum—is dedicated to telling the story of the victims of these wrongs. This workshop will, hence, take place partly at Constitution Hill<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/NVMMCZY1NqiMEr8zGfjxnJX?domain=constitutionhill.org.za>, a site of epistemic reparations, in the hope to be itself an instance of making amends. We would like to particularly foreground African philosophical voices in this project.

This is the first event of a three-year collaboration on Epistemic Wrongs, Blame, and Reparations between Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University), Cameron Boult (Brandon University), and Veli Mitova (University of Johannesburg). The second event—Epistemic Blame and Epistemic Reparations—will take place at another site of epistemic reparations, in Manitoba, Canada. The final event (site TBA) will feature research on future directions for epistemic reparations, some of which will be published in a special issue of Episteme.

Abstracts length: max 500 words
Submission deadline: 15 September 2022
Email to: aceps.conference at gmail.com<mailto:aceps.conference at gmail.com>


Veli Mitova

Professor in Philosophy and Director of ACEPS

University of Johannesburg


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