The London Lectures: Linda Martín Alcoff - Speaking as a Survivor: On Rape and Resistance in the Age of #MeToo
We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology.
How Do We Know? The Social Dimension of Knowledge
Knowledge is often thought of as something that we each individually have: something inside our own minds. But our knowledge depends on other people's testimony and expertise. And what we know depends on what our society makes it possible for us to know, either formally or informally, through social norms and practices that suppress some ideas and privilege others.
Linda Martín Alcoff
Speaking as a Survivor: On Rape and Resistance in the Age of #MeToo
This talk will explore the new moment we are in given the #MeToo movement’s efforts to expand the public discussion of rape. Speaking about rape in the news media, in legal contexts, or just in one’s personal life is difficult given the ways in which our speech is so often misinterpreted, used against us, or made use of for purposes other than reducing sexual violence. How can we create the conditions for fair assessments as well as a better understanding of the nature of the experience?
Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at the City University of New York. Recent books include Rape and Resistance (Polity 2018) and The Future of Whiteness (Polity 2015). www.alcoff.com
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Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road
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