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10/25 – Political Philosophy for 2016: A Debate and Dialogue with Amy Baehr and Daniel Shapiro
Oct 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Political Philosophy for 2016:
A Debate and Dialogue with Amy Baehr and Daniel Shapiro
Tuesday, 10/25, 7:00 P.M.
Presidential elections are opportunities. In particular, they are opportunities for us to reason together about our most pressing political problems. But public reason has been conspicuously absent from the headlines this year. This is a time to turn to political philosophy, both to imagine how we could form a more just society and to demonstrate what a more civil, rational, productive public discourse might look like.
On October 25th at 7:00 P.M., Amy Baehr (Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University) and Daniel Shapiro (Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University) will come together to debate and discuss some of the central questions of political philosophy facing the nation today. Topics could include wealth and inequality, mass incarceration, gender in the economy, free speech, and immigration. They will talk about how their philosophical work bears on these questions; they will seek to understand the sources of their disagreements and to find reasoned agreement where they can. Future presidential candidates are encouraged to attend.
The event will be held in the Dweck Center at the Grand Army Plaza library. Tell your Facebook friends! Bring someone who is voting differently than you! Ask the philosophical question that you think is most important to the United States in 2016!