Locke Internment Archive

See Invitation Interment at 11:00 am Saturday, September 13, 2014 Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street Southeast Washington, DC … [Read more...]

Alain Locke Society at World Congress, Athens

The Alain Locke Society is a member of FISP (International Federation of Philosophical Societies, www.fisp.org). The society will sponsor a Session at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, 4-10, 2013. The two themes for our "Member Session" are listed below (A,B,C,D), drawn from the book Philosophic Values and World Citizenship, J. A. Carter, L. Harris, eds. or "Insurrectionist Ethics," L. Harris. A. World Citizenship (Themes: Cosmopolitanism, Multiculturalism,, Ethnic and Racial Conflict, Democracy vs Racism; Pluralism - three papers) B. Values (Themes: Moral Imperatives for World Order, Value relativism, Tolerance, Hegemony - three papers) C. Ethics of Insurrection (Gandhi, King, Fanon, de Beauvoir, etc. - three papers) D. Insurrectionist Ethics (civil … [Read more...]

Alain Locke entry added to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Alain LeRoy Locke By Jacoby Adeshei Carter Alain LeRoy Locke is heralded as the “Father of the Harlem Renaissance” for his publication in 1925 of The New Negro—an anthology of poetry, essays, plays, music and portraiture by white and black artists. Locke is best known as a theorist, critic, and interpreter of African-American literature and art. He was also a creative and systematic philosopher who developed theories of value, pluralism and cultural relativism that informed and were reinforced by his work on aesthetics. Locke saw black aesthetics quite differently than some of the leading Negro intellectuals of his day; most notably W. E. B. Du Bois, with whom he disagreed about the appropriate social function of Negro artistic pursuits. Du Bois thought it was a role and … [Read more...]

CFP: The Inter – American Journal of Philosophy Special Edition

The Inter - American Journal of Philosophy Special Edition - 2012 The 1812 Constitution of Cádiz and Its Influence in the Americas Call for Papers This year marks the 200th anniversary of the 1812 Constitution of Cádiz a document which has greatly influenced the development of constitutional rights, representative government, political conceptions of equality, and instituted notions of political participation throughout the Americas. The 1812 Constitution of Cádiz is credited by some historical scholars with creating the modern concept of a nation-state. Beyond this “la Pepa”, as it is commonly referred to, functioned as the source both in substance and inspiration for the transformation of colonial subjects into rights-bearing individuals, and lead ultimately to the spread … [Read more...]

Leonard Harris in India

See Photo Album Visiting Scholar, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Lecture Series: Critical Pragmatism (Alain Locke) Philosophy of Liberation (Tolerance, Cosmopolitanism) Insurrectionist Ethics … [Read more...]