Kent State Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapter

Meeting Schedule for 2021-22

All meetings will take place on Fridays at 10:30am on Teams. Anyone who is interested in attending, please email Samantha Scott at sscott92@kent.edu for meeting links.

The titles of all readings below are linked to PDFs of the the texts.

October 29 - Intro Day

Required: Spivak, “Can The Subaltern Speak

November 19 - Feminism

Required: Young, “Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment, Motility, and Spatiality

Optional: Manne, “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny,” Chapter 2

December 10 - Feminism (continued)

Required: Haslanger, “Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy: Not By Reason (Alone)

Optional: Penaluna, “Wanted: Female Philosophers in the Classroom and in the Canon”; Antony, “Different Voices or Perfect Storm: Why Are There So Few Women In Philosophy?

January 21 - Confucianism and Youth

Required: Moore, “Like The Air We Breathe: Confucianism and Chinese Youth

Optional: Richey, “Chatroom Confucianism

February 11 - Disability 

Required: Kittay, “The Ethics of Care, Dependence, and Disability

March 4 - Black Feminism

Required: hooks, “Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory,” Chapter 1

Optional: Kelly and Roedder, “Racial Cognition and the Ethics of Implicit Bias

March 25 - Africana Philosophy

TBD

April 15 - Philosophy of Language and Hermeneutics 

Required: Alcoff, “The Problem of Speaking For Others