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Anti-Prison Theory: The Limits of Functional Critique

Anti-Prison Theory: The Limits of Functional Critique
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: Mar 1st, 2:00 pm End: Mar 1st, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), African, 2000-
Lecture by Tommie Shelby, Harvard

The Department of Philosophy presents

Anti-Prison Theory: The Limits of Functional Critique

Thursday March 1, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This year’s Roseman Lecture will be delivered by Tommie Shelby, the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University. Shelby’s research interests include Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and social theory.

He is the author of Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (Belknap, 2016) and We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Belknap, 2005), and coeditor (with Derrick Darby) of Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason (Open Court, 2005).

Other recent publications include “Richard Wright: Realizing the Promise of the West,” in African American Political Thought: A Collected History, ed. Melvin Rogers and Jack Turner (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming).

The Roseman Lectures in Practical Ethics are sponsored by Ellen Roseman and the Constance and David Roseman Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation.