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Ethics and Political Philosophy Group Talk (Meena Krishnamurthy, Queens)

Friday March 12, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Ethics and Political Philosophy Research Interest Group welcomes Meena Krishnamurthy, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University. Dr. Krishnamurthy works on a variety of topics in political philosophy. She is currently writing a book (The Emotions of Nonviolence) and a series of related papers on the political philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr, focusing on King’s views about “political emotions” in motivating the desire to end racial injustice. Her work explores how he used the various tactics of the civil rights movement (protest, images, letters, and oratory) to engage these emotions and overcome some of the barriers to political action. Krishnamurthy is also writing on Indian political thinkers such as B. R. Ambedkar who concern themselves with the nature of caste. She is especially interested in how thinking about caste can inform thinking about race and racism in the United States.

A title and abstract for this talk will be posted here closer to the date of the event.


About the Ethics and Political Philosophy Group

The Ethics and Political Philosophy Group meets periodically throughout the year to discuss topics in value theory and related fields, including meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, moral psychology, practical reason, agency, and identity.



Friday March 12, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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