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Spring MaP Colloquium: “More than Fair: How Excessive Sympathy for Him (“Himpathy”) Obscures and Causes Misogyny” Kate Manne (Cornell) 4:30 pm
Spring MaP Colloquium: “More than Fair: How Excessive Sympathy for Him (“Himpathy”) Obscures and Causes Misogyny” Kate Manne (Cornell) @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
According to my ameliorative definition, misogyny is, roughly, the “law enforcement” branch of patriarchy, which serves to police, enforce, or restore patriarchal social order—often by visiting hostility on girls and women for perceived violations of gendered norms and expectations. As well as complementary ideologies (most notably, sexism), there is also the flipside of misogyny which deserves to be considered: the exonerating narratives and excessive sympathy of which comparatively privileged men tend to be the beneficiaries. I call the latter ‘himpathy.’ This talk departs from the main example of himpathy I discuss in my recent book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny: that of Brock Turner, the convicted sexual assailant and then student …

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The Social Responsibility of Intellectuals Conference
The Social Responsibility of Intellectuals Conference @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Mar 3 all-day
Many academics work on issues of social justice, and in this politically tumultuous moment, we want to ask: What is our social responsibility as academics? What does it mean to assume this responsibility? In response to the untimely suspension of all Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature programs at Stony Brook University, the final graduate conference (co-sponsored by Minorities and Philosophy, NSSR) will be an interdisciplinary event where we aim to confront the limitations of our position as academics and conceive possibilities for moving beyond those limitations. Schedule 9:45–10:15     Participant Registration/ Coffee & Bagels 10:15–10:30   Opening Remarks 10:30–12:00   Panel 1: Humanities & Political Insight 10:30–11:00  Amy Cook (Associate Professor of Theatre …

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Minorities and Philosophy Spring Workshop Series 7:00 pm
Minorities and Philosophy Spring Workshop Series @ Various Locations around NYC
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapters of Columbia, The New School, Rutgers, CUNY, NYU, and Princeton invite submissions from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups for a workshop series (NY-MAPWorks) in spring 2018. Dates: Jan 30th (NYU), Feb. 20th (New School), March 6th (CUNY), April 17th (Columbia), May 8th (NYU), 7-9:30pm. Submission Guidelines: To apply, please compete the following by December 15th, 2017: Send an extended abstract of 750-1,000 words (.pdf or .doc), prepared for blind review, suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation to a general philosophical audience to nymapshop@gmail.com. Provide your contact information by completing this google form. Applications will only be accepted from individuals from groups …

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The Paradox of Apology – Francey Russell (Yale) 4:00 pm
The Paradox of Apology – Francey Russell (Yale) @ room D1206
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Apology constitutes an essential part of the hard work of being an imperfect moral agent, over time and amongst others.  Apology is one component of our “reparative responsibilities” (Bell 2012), of responding well to one’s past wrongdoing, and is more broadly part of the ongoing effort to come to terms with what one’s deeds will mean for one’s life (Williams 69).  So how is this work achieved?   In this paper I argue that the basic structure of apology is more puzzling, because more paradoxical, than has been recognized.  I argue that in apologizing one must at once identify with one’s wrong action, in order to take moral responsibility for …

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