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FEATURE: Dr Josh Platzky Miller co-organised and presented a paper at the Questioning 'Western Philosophy' Conference, University of Oxford (UK), April 2023.

Dr Josh Platzky Miller (left) presenting a paper at the conference. 

Questioning ‘Western Philosophy’ was the first international conference dedicated to the subject of how the idea of ‘Western philosophy’ was constructed, and the legacies of this construction on subsequent philosophy and intellectual history. The conference took place in April 2023 at Worcester College, University of Oxford. Building on work from, inter alia, the history of philosophy, global intellectual history, intercultural and comparative philosophy, critical philosophy of ‘race’, and decolonial studies, the conference explored the concept of ‘Western Philosophy’ from philosophical, historical, and historiographical perspectives. It brought together scholars working across multiple philosophical traditions from around the world, and drew together many of the specific debates that have taken place within these fields with a view to exploring their broader significance for our understanding of philosophy and its history.


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