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Myisha Cherry: On Conversations

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May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Department of Philosophy, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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Join us for a conversation with Myisha Cherry, an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, whose research interest lies at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy. Cherry’s books include "The Moral Psychology of Anger" and “Unmuted: Conversations on Prejudice, Oppression, and Social Justice," which came out on March 8 and is based on her podcast "UnMute," where she interviews philosophers about the social and political issues of our day.

Her May 9 talk begins with a question: If conversations are a way for our social, linguistic species to express and explain, correct and collaborate, make sense of things and make things happen, then why are they — particularly the personal and political ones — so difficult to have? In this talk, Cherry will examine this question and others like it, and explain how the answers we're looking for may have less to do with the topic and more to do with us. She will offer strategies for how to be the kind of person that people would want to have a conversation with.

Cherry's new book will be sold at the event, and she will be signing copies after her talk.

Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, Room 190
Free and open to the public. If anyone with disabilities needs accommodations, feel free to contact us at the email below.
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