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Eliteness and diversity in philosophy



Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm


Scurfield - 268

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Philosophy has one of the least gender-balanced and diverse demographics in the Humanities. It has also shown a widespread deference to unofficial program rankings, used despite profound methodological defects. I suggest that these problems are significantly linked: notions of eliteness and hierarchy in Philosophy impede efforts for inclusiveness and diversity.

Speaker: Timothy Kenyon, Professor, University of Waterloo

In English