The Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics at Trent University

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Prof. Sally Haslanger of MIT is this year's Ryle Lecturer (UPDATED)

Doing Justice to the Social
March 19 through 21, 2012

*All are welcome to the reception following the final lecture on Wednesday, March 21.  The Alumni House will host our reception from 9 p.m. until 10:30; food is free, with cash bar available.  

Sally Haslanger is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and Director of the MIT Women's and Gender Studies Program.  Her recent work is on the social construction of purportedly natural categories such as gender, race, and the family, and on topics in feminist epistemology. Her book, Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (2012). She has co-editedAdoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays (Cornell University Press, 2005) with Charlotte Witt, Theorizing Feminisms (Oxford University Press, 2005) with Elizabeth Hackett, and Persistence (MIT Press, 2006) with Roxanne Marie Kurtz. She has also been a member of the philosophy faculty at the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and the University of California-Irvine.
Schedule of addresses:

Mon., Mar. 19, 7 to 9 pm – FPHL 117: What are social structures?
Tues., Mar. 20, 7 to 9 pm – FPHL 117: Ideology is a moral issue
Wed., Mar. 21, 7 to 9 pm – GCS 114: Epistemic wrongdoing
The Ryle Lecture Series, named in memory of the late Professor Gilbert Ryle of Oxford University, was established by the Philosophy Department at Trent in 1977. Each year a distinguished philosopher visits the University to present lectures and attend meetings. A grant from the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation and an endowment established by Department members, alumni and friends funds the Ryle Lectures, as well as, this year, generous support from the Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics at Trent University!

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