Philosopher to Discuss Race, Criminal Justice in UA Lecture

Dr. Elizabeth Anderson
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, a philosophy scholar at the University of Michigan, will speak about race and criminal justice during the second lecture of The University of Alabama’s Philosophy Today Series.

The lecture, titled “Outlaws,” will be presented Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall on the UA campus. It is free and open to the public.

During her lecture, Anderson will discuss hyper-incarceration, racial profiling by the police, and the Black Lives Matter movement through a philosophical lens. Additionally, she will address the philosophy behind what should be done to create a just society.

“Anderson’s work is a really good example of how philosophy can have great practical importance,” said Dr. Rekha Nath, UA associate professor of philosophy. “She uses the tools of critical thinking to reflect on, and point in, the direction of remedies to pressing social problems that are facing us today.”

Anderson is a John Dewey Distinguished University Professor, a John Rawls Collegiate Professor, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and the chair of the department of philosophy at the University of Michigan.

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