Plenary Panel: Justice and the Decolonisation of Knowledge


A panel discussion that reflects on the political scope, purposes and effects of philosophical knowledge production.

Start Date

1st Dec 2017 4:00pm

End Date

1st Dec 2017 5:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

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The plenary session of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy reflects on the political scope, purposes and effects of philosophical knowledge production. In particular, it engages with contemporary discussions around epistemic justice and the decolonisation of knowledge, and takes up urgent questions around the racialised, gendered and classed character of philosophical fields and projects.

The plenary session is open to the public, and brings a panel of keynote speaker together with specific expertise around issues relating to identity in the production of philosophical knowledge.  Join this session and pose your question to the panellists.


  • Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze, University of Queensland
  • Professor Elaine Miller, Miami University
  • Professor Lewis Gordon, University of Connecticut
  • Dr Sigi J√∂ttkandt, University of New South Wales

About the 2017 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

The 2017 annual conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP) will take place at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus, 29 November - 1 December.

The ASCP provides a broad intellectual forum for scholars working within, or in communication with, European philosophical traditions. Its annual conference is the largest event devoted to continental philosophy in Australasia. For the 2017 conference, we seek to challenge commonplace understandings of the boundaries of scholarship in continental philosophy, with a particular focus on the role of feminist, postcolonial and ecological thought in transforming the key questions that drive philosophical inquiry.