W E B Du Bois (Forum for Philosophy)

W. E. B. Du Bois is usually remembered as a sociologist and civil rights campaigner, and his analysis of race and racism continues to shape the way social scientists think about these issues today. But a genuine polymath, he was also a skilled philosopher and in this event we will consider Du Bois’s philosophical thought, from art, propaganda, and science, to the very purpose of philosophy itself.


Liam Kofi Bright
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LSE
Brian Kelly
Reader in History, Queen’s University Belfast
Meera Sabaratnam
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, SOAS


Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE


In association with the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE