BARCELONA PRINCIPLES FOR A GLOBALLY INCLUSIVE PHILOSOPHY

We acknowledge that English is the common vehicular language of much contemporary philosophy, especially in the tradition of so-called “analytic” or “Anglo-American” philosophy. This tradition is in large part based on the idea that philosophy should adopt, as far as is appropriate, the shared and universalistic standards of science. Accordingly, the analytic tradition has now spread worldwide, far beyond the countries where English is the majority native language* (which constitute only about 6% of the world’s population). However, this poses a problem since non-native English speakers, who have not had the chance to perfect their knowledge of the language, are at a structural disadvantage. This disadvantage has not yet been sufficiently addressed. For instance, the most prestigious journals in the analytic tradition still have very few non-native English speakers on their editorial boards, have no explicit special policies for submissions from non-native English speakers, and continue to place a high emphasis on linguistic appearances in submitted papers (e.g. requiring near-perfect English, involving skim-based assessment etc.). (See Contesi & Terrone (eds), “Linguistic Justice and Analytic Philosophy”, Philosophical Papers, 2018.)

To address the structural inequality between native and non-native speakers, and to provide as many scholars as possible globally a fair chance to contribute to the development of contemporary philosophy, we call on all philosophers to endorse, promote and apply the following principles:

  • To evaluate, as a rule, publications, presentations, proposals and submissions without giving undue weight to their authors’ linguistic style, fluency or accent;
  • To collect, to the extent that it is feasible, statistics about non-native speakers’ submissions (to journals, presses and conferences), and/or to implement self-identification of non-native speaker status;
  • To include, to the extent that it is feasible, non-native speakers within journal editorial boards, book series editorships, scientific committees etc.;
  • To invite, to the extent that it is feasible, non-native speakers to contribute to journal special issues, edited collections, conferences etc.;
  • To provide, to the extent that it is feasible, educational and hiring opportunities to non-native speakers.

* I reworded this phrase from the original ‘an official or native language’, after the manifesto was made public, to correct a factual mistake Sahotra Sarkar (Texas Austin) kindly pointed out to me. [FC]

 

Barcelona, 8 September 2021

 

Please email contesi@ub.edu to sign this manifesto of commitments (your name will appear on the list of signatories below).

 

 

Signatories: [current total no: 478]

Filippo Contesi (Barcelona)

Enrico Terrone (Genoa)

Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside)

Gualtiero Piccinini (Missouri St Louis)

Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh)

Manuel García-Carpintero (Barcelona)

Manolo Martínez (Barcelona)

Teresa Marques (Barcelona)

Paloma Atencia-Linares (UNED)

Sally Haslanger (MIT)

Gereon Wolters (Konstanz)

Tom Stoneham (York)

Alice Crary (New School)

Jennifer Saul (Waterloo)

Saray Ayala (California State Sacramento)

Ernest Sosa (Rutgers)

Sandra Laugier (Paris 1)

Derek Matravers (Open)

Manuel Vargas (UC San Diego)

Elizabeth Anderson (Michigan)

Robin Zheng (Yale-NUS)

Greg Restall (St Andrews)

Michelle Ciurria (Missouri St Louis)

Giuliano Torrengo (Milan)

Kathleen Stock (Sussex)

Gillian Russell (Australian Catholic)

Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield)

Lawrence Blum (Massachusetts Boston)

Mildreth Liliet Hernández Cruz (UNAM)

Francisco Gallegos (Wake Forest)

Eleonore Neufeld (Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Carlos Alberto Sánchez (San Jose State)

Domingos Faria (Lisbon)

Andrei Moldovan (Salamanca)

Nicholas Ray (Waterloo/Wilfrid Laurier)

Elton Marques (Lisbon)

Jonathan Birch (LSE)

Sarah Sawyer (Sussex)

Esa Díaz-León (Barcelona)

Stella Villarmea (Complutense Madrid)

Justin Khoo (MIT)

Luke Roelofs (NYU)

Felipe De Brigard (Duke)

Joshua Shepherd (Carleton)

Beate Krickel (TU Berlin)

Linda Martín Alcoff (CUNY)

Frances Egan (Rutgers)

Diana I. Pérez (Buenos Aires/CONICET)

Naomi Scheman (Minnesota)

Giuseppe Spolaore (Padua)

Marcin Miłkowski (Polish Academy of Science)

Dan Haybron (Saint Louis)

Paula Teijeiro (Buenos Aires)

Laura García-Portela (Fribourg)

Miguel Álvarez Lisboa (Valparaíso/CONICET)

Andrej Kristan (Genoa/Ljubljana)

Guillermo Hurtado (UNAM)

Paulette Dieterlen (UNAM)

Ángeles Eraña (UNAM)

Rodrigo Freitas Costa Canal (Federal Pará)

Ana R. Pérez-Ransanz (UNAM)

Miguel Ángel Sebastián (UNAM)

Amy Oliver (American)

Wesley Buckwalter (George Mason University)

Federico Pailos (Buenos Aires)

Harriet Baber (San Diego)

Aliosha Barranco Lopez (Bowdoin)

Karen Jones (Melbourne)

Şerife Tekin (Texas San Antonio)

Olbeth Hansberg (UNAM)

Sarah Robins (Kansas)

Lucas Rosenblatt (Buenos Aires/CONICET)

Matthew Andler (Layafette)

Raúl Rodríguez Monsiváis (Guadalajara-México)

Elias Okon (UNAM)

Alison Jaggar (Colorado Boulder)

Ásta (San Francisco State)

Marcello Ienca (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/ETH Zurich)

Michele Palmira (Complutense Madrid)

Dan Zeman (Warsaw)

Adriana Clavel-Vázquez (Oxford)

Roberto Loss (Complutense Madrid)

Yi Jiang (Shanxi)

Txetxu Ausín (Spanish National Research Council)

Daniel Labrador Montero (Salamanca)

María José Frápolli (Granada)

Arto Laitinen (Tampere)

Alger Sans Pinillos (Pavia)

Julia Sánchez-Dorado (TU Berlin)

Luis M. Valdés-Villanueva (Oviedo)

Matthew Jope (Barcelona)

Manuel Gustavo Isaac (Zurich)

Concha Martínez Vidal (Santiago de Compostela)

Carl Hoefer (ICREA/Barcelona)

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Gustavo Leal-Toledo (Federal São João del-Rei)

Axel Arturo Barceló Aspeitia (UNAM)

Rogerio Antonio Picoli (Federal São João del-Rei)

Abraham Sapién (UNAM)

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Sahotra Sarkar (Texas Austin)

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Marzena Adamiak (Polish Academy of Sciences)

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Marina Trakas (CONICET)

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Adam Klewenhagen (Warsaw)

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Tom Cochrane (Flinders)

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Nuno Venturinha (NOVA Lisbon)

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Giulia Casini (Sheffield)

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David Spurrett (KwaZulu-Natal)

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Francesco Consiglio (Granada)

Pilar Lopez-Cantero (Tilburg)

Victor Gijsbers (Leiden)

Martin Lenz (Groningen)

Carolina Flores (Rutgers)

Marcello Frixione (Genoa)

Teresa Casas (New School/UC3M)

Adriano Palma (KwaZulu-Natal)

Cristina Corredor (UNED)

Berta Grimau (Czech Academy of Sciences)

Kerem Eroglu (CEU)

Matilde Carrasco Barranco (Murcia)

Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)

Wouter Kusters (Independent, Netherlands)

David Rey (Valle Cali)

Angel Puyol (Autònoma Barcelona)

Eveline Groot (Erasmus Rotterdam)

Reza Mosayebi (Bochum)

Bill Wringe (Bilkent)

Machiel Keestra (Amsterdam)

François Recanati (Collège de France/Institut Nicod)

Thomas J. Spiegel (Potsdam)

Lena Halldenius (Lund)

Gareth R. Pearce (Vienna)

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Mirela Fuš (Oslo/St. Andrews)

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Bob Brecher (Brighton)

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Robin Dunford (Brighton)

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Lorenzo Baravalle (Lisbon)

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Boaz Miller (Zefat Academic College)

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Evan Sandsmark (Virginia)

Christopher Yeomans (Purdue)

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