Elizabeth Anderson Visits Oct. 30th

Elizabeth Anderson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, will visit on October 30th as part of our 2015-2016 colloquium series.  Here are the title and abstract for her presentation:

Title: "Challenges to the Creation of an Egalitarian Society: the Long View of Human History"

Abstract: The fundamental aspiration of egalitarianism is to create a free society of equals.  I explain what this ideal amounts to, and outline 5 basic challenges to its realization: dispositions to domination grounded in human evolution; esteem competition; identity group closure; identity group opportunity hoarding; and large-scale social organization.  I discuss some broad egalitarian strategies for contending with these challenges, and explain why these challenges will always be with us.

Special thanks to the College of Arts and Sciences for their financial support for this event.

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