Lecture series from the Centre for Global and Comparative Philosophies

The SOAS World Philosophies Lecture Series is a bimonthly lecture series organised by the World Philosophies team at SOAS University of London.

It features guest speakers from around the globe who are experts and world-class scholars in various aspects and themes in World Philosophies broadly construed.

At SOAS, the World Philosophies Programme is carefully designed and structured by a dedicated team to offer a rich, diverse and comprehensive approach to philosophy as a form of human inquiry. It explores core issues and themes in philosophy from world philosophical traditions such as Indian African European and Anglophone, Confucian Buddhist, Indigenous, Japanese, South-East Asian and Islamic Philosophy.

The World Philosophies Programme takes a decolonised approach to philosophy seriously and pays close attention to the margins of traditional philosophy. The bimonthly lecture series is conceived out of the same decolonised and diverse approach to philosophy that frames the ethos of general approach, providing an important avenue for distinguished scholars in different philosophical traditions to present their research and ideas in a way that is discursive and conversational.

The event usually takes place on the last Friday of every 2 months (February, April, June, August, October and December) at 2:00pm to 4:00pm BST. But due to holidays, the December event, takes place on the first Friday of the month. The event is open to the public and is heldonline via Zoom. We will be exploring a hybrid lecture here in London in the near future.

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