Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: Paul Taylor

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Denison University’s Department of Philosophy and the Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Paul C. Taylor.

Taylor is the Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Taylor works in philosophy of race, aesthetics, pragmatism, and social and political philosophy.

“Uneasy Sanctuaries”: Unthinking Race-Thinking In the introduction to his remarkable book, “Shadow and Act,” Ralph Ellison identifies one of the challenges to successful literary production in racialized societies. Too often, he explains, writers fear to leave the uneasy sanctuary of race to take their chances in a world of art. Like Ellison’s writers, we philosophers have routinely refused to leave the sanctuary of race to face the world’s complexity. “Uneasy Sanctuary” will explore and resist this refusal.


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