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Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA)


History and Purpose

The Caribbean Philosophical Association was founded on June 14, 2002 at the Center for Caribbean Thought at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. The founding members were George Belle, B. Anthony Bogues, Patrick Goodin, Lewis Gordon, Clevis Headley, Paget Henry, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Charles Mills, and Supriya Nair. Its first international conference was held May 2004 in Christ Church, Barbados, West Indies, and it has held annual meetings since. In addition it sponsors a scholarly journal, a newsletter, and two prestigious awards.


Members of the CPA include scholars and lay-intellectuals who share a commitment to the development of an intellectual community truly representative of the diversity of voices and perspectives that is paradigmatic of the Caribbean. Although the focus is on engaging the philosophical work that emerges in the Caribbean, membership is not limited exclusively to philosophers or professional scholars. Any one with an interest in engaging these traditions and playing a role in the development of new ideas can become a member - JOIN NOW!