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The London Lectures: Katharine Jenkins - Rape Myths: What They Are and What We Can Do About Them?

Friday 6th March 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

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.


Katharine Jenkins
Rape Myths: What They Are and What We Can Do About Them?


Misunderstandings about rape and sexual violence abound. Some of these concern the way that sexual consent works, others wrongly place blame on the victim, and still others present a distorted view of how, where, and by whom sexual violence is most often perpetrated. But how exactly do these myths work? And, more importantly, how can we get rid of them? 


Katharine Jenkins is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, and in the summer of 2020 she will join the Philosophy Department at the University of Glasgow as a Lecturer. She specialises in the philosophy of gender, race, and sexuality.



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Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road

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