Thursday, 6 December, 12:15-1:30, Buckham Hall B145
"How Social Recognition Prevents Rectifying Injustices against Black Americans"
John Torrey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Abstract: Black Americans have made many arguments that racial injustices committed against them should be rectified. Two issues arise from these arguments - how should we understand what is it to rectify these injustices; and what can explain why these arguments have not been taken seriously in America? I argue two things. First, that rectificatory justice, a type of justice specifically designed to set unjust situations right, can explain what it is to rectify those injustices. Second, that how Black Americans are socially recognized affects their ability to receive rectificatory justice.
k&-'lO-kwE-&m]: plural -qui·ums or col·lo·quia; a usually academic meeting at which specialists deliver addresses on a topic or on related topics and then answer questions relating to them.
For more info, please contact Kimberly Blessing, professor of philosophy.
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