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Sally Haslanger – Consciousness Raising and the Epistemology of (In)Justice

September 30, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

Pour sa 37e conférence, Fillosophie a le très grand plaisir d’accueillir Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Cette conférence aura lieu le vendredi 26 octobre à 14h au pavillon Coeur des sciences de l’UQAM. En raison d’une nombre limité de places, les portes ouvriront à 13h30.

Lieu/Location : la Chaufferie (CO-R700) du pavillon Cœur des sciences, 175, avenue du Président-Kennedy Montréal (Québec) H2X3P2

Attention : Cette salle se situe dans la cour intérieure du Complexe des sciences Pierre-Dansereau. This room is located in the inner courtyard of the Pierre-Dansereau Sciences Complexe.

Titre/Title : “Consciousness Raising and the Epistemology of (In)Justice”

Résumé/Abstract : In the context of ideal theory, the Rawlsian original position has been a standard method for attempting to determine what justice is.  The epistemology of justice in the context of non-ideal theory, especially the epistemology of consciousness raising, has been mostly neglected in contemporary philosophy.  This paper makes a start on an epistemology of justice by considering how an epistemology of justice differs from a moral epistemology for individual action and explores the role of counter-publics and social movements in ideology critique.

Bio : Sally Haslanger is Ford Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and an affiliate in the MIT Women’s and Gender Studies Program.  She is a specialist of analytic metaphysics and epistemology, ancient philosophy (especially Aristotle), social and political philosophy, feminist theory, and critical race theory. For over a decade she co-edited the Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy. She also convened the Workshop on Gender and Philosophy, and the Women in Philosophy Task Force, and served as Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at MIT from 2009 to 2013. She received many awards, notably the Guggenheim Fellowship, this year. She is the author of many books and articles. This year, her paper “What is a Social Practice?” was published in the Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements. In 2017, among others, “The Sex/Gender Distinction and the Social Construction of Reality”  In the Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, “Racism, Ideology, and Social Movements” in Res Philosophica, “Objectivity, Epistemic Objectification, and Oppression”, In the Routledge Handbook to Epistemic Injustice. 

Comme à l’habitude, l’événement est gratuit, ouvert et accessible à tout le monde. Une collation sera servie. La conférence se déroulera en anglais.

As usual, the event is free, open and accessible to all. There will be a complementary light buffet. The conference will take place in English. Welcome to everyone !

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