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Down Girl by Kate Manne Wins APA Book Prize

Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University, has won the 2019 Book Prize from the American Philosophical Association (APA) for her Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. The APA states: In Down Girl, Kate Manne calls attention to an underappreciated question in the literature: how should we understand misogyny? She advances a new account of it to make sense of some of the most fundamental issues in feminist thought and political philosophy. Despite the ambitious nature of her project, the end result is a powerful view that nevertheless seems like common sense. Manne has succeeded in measurably improving the quality of public discourse on very timely and vexed issues by writing a book that is both accessible and rigorous. The APA’s Book Prize is awarded every other year for the best, published book that was written by a younger scholar during the previous two years. The prize is $4,000, which will be presented at the upcoming Eastern Division meeting of the APA. Honorable Mention for the prize went to Sarah Moss, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, for her book, Probabilistic Knowledge.   The post Down Girl by Kate Manne Wins APA Book Prize appeared first on Daily [More]

Racism’s Guts? The Physiology of Oppression

by Shannon Sullivan Can a person’s belief in racial hierarchy—for example, that white people are superior to Black people—be embodied in their gut? I wondered this after having an “aha” moment while reading Elizabeth Wilson’s book Psychosomatic: Feminism and the Neurological Body. Chapter two of her book examines the psychology of the stomach and the intestines [More]

Philosophy Lecture at CSULA

Those in the Los Angeles, CA area may be interested in a lecture being given by Mariana Ortega, Shula Chair and Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University. Her talk is titled, “Home, Belonging, and Multiplicitous Subjectivity” and will cover the notion of “home” in terms of a politics of loc... [More]

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