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A prestigious philosophy conference that tackles some of the day’s most controversial issues – from feminism and imperialism to environmentalism and capitalism – will take place at Canisius College this weekend.

The Radical Philosophy Association’s 10th biennial conference will run from today through Sunday at the college.

Sessions will bring together philosophers from around the world, organizers said. Topics include theoretical and practical issues in environmentalism; understanding violence; feminism; post-modern and radical education; colonialism and imperialism; communism, socialism and capitalism; theorizing race and oppression; and democracy and liberalism.