A Conference on Race and Philosophy

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A Conference on Race and Philosophy

This event occurred in the past

A Conference on Race and Philosophy

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location

Virtual event

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

Free

Details

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice and others have given rise to the need for a deeper conversation about race—a conversation to which philosophy is well equipped to contribute. In contributing to this necessary conversation, the philosophy department presents a conference. This conference has the aim of elucidating positions within academic discussions of, as well as evoke thought about, race. The conference will engage a broad range of questions from a philosophical perspective but will do so in a way that can be appreciated by both those interested in disciplines other than philosophy as well as a broader public audience. Sponsored by the Humanities Center and the Values Institute. Coordinated by Corey Barnes, PhD, and Marilynn Johnson, PhD, from the Department of Philosophy.

Monday, February 22:

Metaphysics of Race (10:40-11:50 a.m.):

“On the Value of Minimalist Race”
Michael Hardimon, PhD | Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego

“Hardimon’s Deflationary Realism: A Cultural Constructionist Critique”
Chike Jeffers, PhD | Associate Professor of Philosophy, Dalhousie University 

Racism (12:20-1:30 p.m.):

“Seemingly Rational Racists and Moral Demands on Belief”
Rima Basu, PhD | Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College

“The Politics of ‘Inflated’ Definitions of Racism”
Alberto Urquidez, PhD | CFD Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Bowdoin College

Race and Education (1:40-2:50 p.m.):

“School Integration cannot bring about Educational Equality but is the Essential Foundation for Civic Education in a Multiracial Democracy”
Lawrence Blum, PhD | Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education and Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston

“National Flash-points as a Form of Education about Race”
John Torrey, PhD | Assistant Professor of Philosophy, SUNY Buffalo State University

Tuesday, February 23:

Race and Politics (10:40-11:50 p.m.):

“Moral Eugenics Applied: The 1964 Civil Rights Act and The Radical 3rd Founding of America”
Jason D. Hill, PhD | Professor of Philosophy, De Paul University

“Are Police Picking on Blacks?” 
Jason L. Riley | Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Race and Medicine (12:20-1:30 p.m.):

“What Makes an Anti-Racist Feminist Bioethics?”
Camisha Russell, PhD | Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Oregon

“Is Trust Enough? Antiblack Racism and Medical Encounters”
Yolanda Y. Wilson, PhD | Associate Professor in Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at St. Louis University

Race and Art (1:40-2:50 p.m.):

“Laughing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Comedic Imagination”
Luvell Anderson, PhD | Associate Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University

“Black-Raced Art”
Janine Jones, PhD | Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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begin quoteThe deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice and others have given rise to the need for a deeper conversation about race – a conversation to which philosophy is well equipped to contribute.

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