Philosophy Department Seminar: Agnes Callard

Thursday, April 8 at 5:00pm

Virtual Event

We hope you will join us in person as we meet to hear Dr. Callard virtually on Thursday, April 8 at 5 pm. Due to covid restrictions on the number of people to a room, we have reserved the following rooms of the Martha Miller Center: 158/159, 240, 242, 249. Snacks will be provided.

The Philosophy Department is hosting Agnes Callard, Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Chicago. She received her BA from the University of Chicago in 1997 and her PhD from Berkeley in 2008. Her primary areas of specialization are Ancient Philosophy and Ethics.

Title: Kinship and Questions

Abstract:  My kinship group is the set of people I call "mine"--my family, my friends, my country, my political party, my religious community, etc.  When the bonds holding those groups together are threatened from the outside, people often respond violently.  But philosophical inquiry also threatens those bonds, by calling into question some of the things that hold those groups together.  How can we tell the difference between philosophy and injustice?

Event Type

Academics, Arts and Humanities Division, Philosophy

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