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Tanner Lecture on Human Values

Professor Sally Haslanger (MIT), ford Professor of Philosophy and Women's & Gender Studies
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
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Intersecting Social Systems and the Reproduction of Injustice

Societies are complex systems – or clusters of interacting systems – that reproduce themselves: their culture, their practices, and their structures, in ways that are unjust. In this lecture, I will take up two broad questions: What does it mean to say that injustice is systemic, and how does that affect our efforts to promote justice? How do social systems interact and reproduce themselves? By considering case studies involving the criminal justice system, the immigration system, and child protective services, I will argue that we need to rethink how gender and race are produced and reproduced. In this lecture, I am asking about the process of social reproduction rather than providing a normative theory of justice (or injustice). However, in order to understand and intervene in injustice successfully, we need to be clear about what we are up against.
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Philosophy
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Philosophy