The Philosophy Section's speaker series highlights local philosophers and their work. LBC credit is available for students who attend these talks!
There are various critiques laid out against prison abolition, and strands of deinstitutionalization and disability activism. They can be summarized in several main prongs: that this form of activism is abstract and does not focus on prescriptive or policy recommendations; it only critiques things but does not suggest specific solutions; it represents a utopian vision of the world; and that it is unrealistic to espouse this worldview in the world we currently occupy. In this presentation I will demonstrate how all these critiques of abolitionary movements who work towards a non-carceral society can be conceptualized as strengths. I will also show how abolition provides a unique epistemology that rejects certainty, optimism and certain notions of futurity and temporality.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
5:30 - 7:00pm, Halle Library 300 (see Campus Map)
More talks will be announced soon!
The 2017 conference will be our seventh annual conference. Look for a call for papers soon.
The EMU Philosophy Club is a university-recognized social organization dedicated to the discussion of philosophy. Students from all fields and disciplines are welcomed. For more information, check them out on Facebook.
Questions and comments may be emailed to the club's president, Leah McQuone.