Format: Each presenter will provide either a paper for pre-reading or a recorded talk for pre-viewing (whichever the presenter prefers). These materials will be linked from the schedule below as they become available. Make sure that you check out these materials in advance of attending a given talk.

Each presenter's live session will last for one hour and will be devoted entirely to discussion/Q&A. When we have a double or triple header, we'll take a ten-minute break in between sessions. All of our live sessions will be via Zoom.

We'll have approximately one session per month throughout 2021.

The purpose of these seminars is to create and sustain an online community of philosophers of activism. Someday, in the post-covid future, we will have an in-person workshop. And at some point we will organize an edited volume.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the organizer: David Killoren (david.j.killoren@gmail.com).

This seminar series grows out of an earlier workshop.

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Tues. Jan. 12: 5-6pm GMT

Tom Sinclair (Oxford), "What's Wrong with Entryism?"

Click here to view the talk on Youtube.
 

Tues. Feb. 9: 5-6pm GMT

Alyse Spiehler (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Bob Fischer (Texas State), "Tensions Between Pronoun Norms: The Default Singular They and Animals"

Click here to read the paper.

Tues. March 9: 5-6pm GMT

Cain Shelley (LSE), "Appropriate Political Agency and the Value of Social Solidarity"
Click here to read the paper.

Tues. April 13: 5-6pm GMT


Sally Haslanger (MIT), "How to Change a Social Structure"

Click here to read the paper.

When it's time for the session to begin, click here.
 

Tues. May 11: 5-7:10pm GMT

Double header:

Emilian Mihailov (University of Bucharest), “The Apple of Discord Between Peter Singer and Disability Activists”

Joseph Stramondo (San Diego State), "How Disability Activism Advances Disability Bioethics"

Tues. June 8: 5-8:20pm GMT

Triple header:

Robin Zheng (Yale-NUS), “Solidarity and Social Change”

Ege Yumusak (Harvard), "Imagination, Prefigurative Politics and the Epistemology of Freedom Dreams"

Sahar Heydari Fard (Cincinnati), TBA

Tues. July 13: 5-6pm GMT

 

Double header:

Richard Rowland (Leeds), "The Rawlsian Approach to No-Platforming"

James Simpson (University of Florida), “Does virtue signaling have virtues?”

Tues. Aug 10: 5-6pm GMT

 

 

Sam Sumpter (University of Washington), “Conditions of Empowerment”

Tues. Sept. 14: 5-6pm GMT

 

 

Amy McKiernan (Dickinson College), “The Ethics of Care in Practice”

Tues. Oct. 12: 5-6pm GMT

 

 

Kathryn Pogin (Northwestern), TBA

Tues. Nov. 9: 5-6pm GMT

 

 

David Killoren (...), "Omnivores as Strikebreakers"

Tues. Dec. 14: 5-7:10pm GMT

Double header:

Julinna Oxley (Coastal Carolina University), TBA

Ramona Ilea (Pacific University), "How Philosophers Can Foster Student Activism"

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