Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy
King's University College
The Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy (CAREP) is a unique intellectual centre in Canada. It promotes the advanced research of current developments in European philosophy with the intention of bringing these to bear on research carried out in Canadian and North American contexts. The Centre offers lectures, study-days, conferences, seminars, research and publication possibilities. Established and set at King’s University College, the Centre seeks to enhance and extend the College’s commitment to the humanities.
The purpose of the Centre is to create a public and scholarly space where researchers, scholars, students and teachers from Canada and abroad can come together to study and research both the legacy of and recent developments within the tradition of European philosophy. CAREP also seeks to help develop and promote new research and scholarly initiatives within European philosophy. CAREP is the only Canadian centre of its kind, and it wishes to serve as a focus point for European Philosophy in Canada; it tries to connect diverse Canadian and European philosophy initiatives. Finally, it seeks to build a larger, more connected philosophical community that will bring together the diverse interests of various scholars and philosophers.
CAREP carries out various activities in order to fulfill its mandate. First, it hosts a number of lectures and talks. It aims to bring to campus both established scholars/philosophers as well as newer and upcoming ones. This facilitates exposure to established and emerging trends in European thought. Second, it holds specialist seminars or study days, where philosophers, theorists and scholars can come to discuss and think about various issues or questions. Third, CAREP organizes and hosts series of conferences around themes, philosophers and issues within European philosophy and theory. Fourth, it has a modest publishing program in which it publishes proceedings and talks as well as original research that is carried out under the auspices of the Centre.