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Enacting Feminist Pragmatism: Philosophic Place-Based Activism

The aim of this proposed panel is to explore the possibility for meaningful and efficacious publicly engaged philosophy through the lenses of feminist pragmatism and collaborative, place-based philosophic engagement. Each paper explores how philosophers (and other scholars) can and should use our spaces/places/roles to catalyze ethical and creative collaborative engagement on systemic wicked problems such as poverty, food insecurity, mass incarceration, and global climate change. The panelists suggest that feminist pragmatism offers a distinctive creative ethos—a vision for what we as philosophers might do to engage others across difference and a set of strategies for how we might pursue such commitments in our own place: whether in our local/global community, in our classrooms, on our campuses, or within our discipline...

Danielle Lake
Grand Valley State University
United States

Tess Varner
Concordia College
United States

Jon LaRochelle
University of Oregon
United States


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