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The Humanities Conference 2003

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The Indispensibility of the Humanities In the Age of Globalization and Cosmopolitanism

George R. Garrison.

This paper will identify the two main spheres of the Humanities: the role and legacy of the scholar in the Humanities; and the role and legacy of the practitioner and/or activist in the Humanities.

It will examine the role of the Humanities within the context of the phenomenon of globalization and the concept of Cosmopolitanism, by analyzing the arguments for each of the latter, in contrast with the universal and particular imperatives which represent the motives for action for the practitioners of the Humanities.


George R. Garrison  (United States)
Pan African Studies Department
Kent State University

BA, MA, PhD from State University of New York at Buffalo; Major is Philosophy; Taught at Spelman College, Howard University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Kent State University; Publications and research interests in the areas of Africana Philosophy, Black Theology, Social, Moral and Political Philososphy.

  • Evolution of the Humanities
  • The Humanities Imperative
  • Analysis of Globalization and Cosmopolitanism
Person as Subject
  • W.E.B. DuBois Alain Locke Frantz Fanon Malcolm X Martin Luther King, Jr.

(30 min Conference Paper, English)