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Friday, March 18, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, March 19, 2016 (all day)

The PGSA (Philosophy Graduate Student Association) will be holding their 23rd annual conference on March 18 & 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in J. G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities (HH), Room 373.

Kristie Dotson (Michigan State University) will be delivering the keynote address "A Road to Oblivion: Epistemological Problems and the Importance of #BlackLivesMatter" on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at
3:30 pm, HH 373. Here is a look at
past PGSA conferences and history.

PGSA Conference 2016 schedule

Kristie Dotson (Michigan State University)
A Road to Oblivion: Epistemological Problems and the Importance of #BlackLivesMatter
In her, December 3rd, 2015, Salon piece, "White American's Scary
Delusion: Why Its Sense of Black Humanity is So Skewed," Brittney Cooper labels the stupefaction many people have in the face of today's Black rage an "epistemology problem." It is a problem, she explains, of people utilizing inadequate frameworks for understanding "reasonable" responses to relentless state sanctioned violence against Black people. In this paper, I lend support to Cooper's claim by outlining the accumulation of epistemic power that appears to result in a kind of oblivion concerning realities for Black people and police conduct. Ultimately, I claim that some accumulations of epistemic power can lead to resilient oblivion, i.e. impaired schedules of salience.

PGSA Conference 2016 poster
 

Philosophy grad student conference poster

Location 
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Room 373
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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