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Hady Ba: Appointed Invited Professor at the École Normale Supérieure de la Rue d’Ulm – Paris

Congratulations to Dr. Hady Ba, who was formerly a Fulbright Scholar and is now a Research Associate Professor, for being recently appointed as “Invited Professor at the École Normale Supérieure de la Rue d’Ulm” (Paris)! Dr. Hady Ba’s new appointment is one of the two most prestigious appointments in the French academy! Dr. Hady Ba will be teaching his book on the Epistemology of the Global South, which he began writing during his Fulbright Fellowship at UConn.

Congratulations, Hady!

Ting-An Lin: Featured in the APA Studies on Asian and Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ting-An Lin for her article, “Analytic Philosophy in Taiwan: Impact Within and Beyond Academia,” being published in the Spring 2024 issue of the APA Studies on Asian and Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies, with the special issue theme, “O the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy in East Asia.”

Check out the issue here!

Katie Peters: How Not to Excuse Far-Right Women

Please join us in congratulating Philosophy graduate student Katie Peters on her recent publication of “How Not to Excuse Far-Right Women” on the APA Women in Philosophy Blog. The essay explores the social responsibility of far-right women, as well as the subsequent consequences. You can read an excerpt from the article below:

Why focus on far-right women at all? I think that using the example of far-right women makes it easy to understand who exactly we are exempting from responsibility with the exculpatory narratives of misogyny and infantilization. By insisting that these women, too, are answerable for their actions, we can say that any woman, regardless of whether we agree with her ideology, has the potential to be called upon to answer for her actions and beliefs that harm others.

 

You can read the whole post by clicking here.

Congrats, Katie!

Tiana-Marie Blassingale: Jeezy’s Lessons from Adversity

Please check out an excerpt from Philosophy Graduate Student Tiana-Marie Blassingale’s new review essay, “Jeezy’s Lessons from Adversity”:

On the surface, it seems like Adversity for Sale is a collection of short stories about a young Black man as he navigates his way through the street life into a position of an established entrepreneur who is capable of providing generational wealth for his family by any means. However, seen through a philosophical lens, the book highlights a new perspective on liberatory virtues and vices. It’s a curation of epistemology, learned through lived experiences, not only by Jeezy, but also by many others in the book and the hood, more generally speaking. The book provides a glimpse into a rich body of knowledge, which could be referred to as “Hood Philosophy,” otherwise known as “street smarts” or “street knowledge.”

You can read the full essay on the Blog of the APA here.

Congratulations, Tiana-Marie!

Thomas Meagher: Myisha Cherry’s Failures of Forgiveness Review

Check out Thomas Meagher’s (PhD 2018) newest review essay: “Forgiveness, Obligation, and Cultures of Domination: A Review of Myisha Cherry’s Failures of Forgiveness”.

Below is an excerpt of the article, which you can read in full on the Blog of the APA here.

This diagnosis Cherry relates largely in the form of a discussion of the commonplace or “narrow” view of forgiveness. Cherry characterizes the common view as one in which forgiveness is, at heart, a means of letting go of anger. On such a view, the purpose or telos of forgiving must be to unburden the forgiver of emotions directed toward wrongdoers. Cherry shows, though, that this is an overly narrow conception of the emotional correlates of those contexts in which forgiveness is an option. 

Congrats, Thomas!