2018 Minorities and Philosophy Conference

Conference Schedule

The conference will begin in the Center for Global Engagement’s Auditorium (first floor) and then move to Dodd Hall Auditorium for the keynote address.

8:45–9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Coffee

9:20–9:30 a.m. Opening remarks from Tracie Mahaffey

9:30–10:20 a.m. Sara Friend (New College of Florida), “Intuition as a Path to Naturalizing Standpoint Epistemology”

10:35–11:25 a.m. Bada Kim (University of Kansas), “A Defense of Objectivity as a Social Practice”

11:30 a.m. Break for Lunch

1:00–1:50 p.m. Briana Toole (University of Texas), “On Social Identity and Epistemic Peerhood: In Defense of Epistemic Privilege”

2:05–2:55 p.m. Oliver Norman (Université de Poitiers), “Can Drag Become a Philosophical Object?”

3:00 p.m. Break, Move to Dodd Hall Auditorium

4:00–6:00 p.m. Dr. Lisa Miracchi (University of Pennsylvania), “What Talk of Rationality Should Do in Rational Discourse”


Dr. Lisa Miracchi

University of Pennsylvania

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Lisa Miracchi is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on mental events, their nature, and their place in the natural world. She is currently working on a systematic framework for understanding mental kinds’ features and how they may be grounded in the natural world. Professor Miracchi heads the Mind-like Intelligence, Research, and Analysis (MIRA) Group. MIRA Group is a research and training group for Penn graduate and undergraduate students with a dissertation workshop-like structure. In addition to weekly meetings, MIRA also hosts events for the Penn and Philadelphia communities. Professor Miracchi serves as the Wellness Advisor for Penn’s Philosophy Department. As Wellness Advisor, she provides support and advice to students regarding issues related to well-being.





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