The 2019 Sontag Lecture presented by the Department of Philosophy presents: "Agency, Power, and Social Justice" by Sally Haslanger, professor of philosophy and director of women’s and gender studies program, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Historically, power has been conceived as a dyadic relation between individuals: 'A' has power over 'B.' In recent decades, however, power has been reconceived as part of the social field for all social agents. This talk develops this alternative account of power and considers how it might be employed in understanding unjust systems such as white supremacy, capitalism, and male domination, and how agents, together, can resist injustice.
- Pomona College
- Pearsons Hall
- Room: 101
- 551 N. College Avenue