Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy

 

 

The “Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy” manifesto was published in 2021, aiming to address the structural inequality between native and non-native speakers in academic philosophy. The manifesto asks philosophers, in their work as scholars, editors, and members of departments, of hiring committees and scholarly societies, to endorse, promote and apply the following five 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.

 

As of December 2021, the original manifesto was signed by over 700 individual scholars in over 35 countries. Below we list the scholarly institutions, i.e. journals, societies, research centres and university departments that have committed themselves as institutions to implementing and abiding by the Barcelona Principles.

 

 

Journals:

1 – European Journal for Philosophy of Science (joined December 2021)

2 – Philosophical Psychology (joined October 2021)

 

Societies:

3 – Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy (joined December 2021)

4 – European Philosophy of Science Association (joined December 2021)

 

 

The Barcelona Principles institutional list is currently maintained by Felipe Carvalho (UFMG), Amandine Catala (UQAM), Çağla Çimendereli (Syracuse), Filippo Contesi (Barcelona), Masaharu Mizumoto (JAIST). Please email barcelonaprinciples@gmail.com if your institution is considering signing up.