Theme: Philosophy: Experience, Reflection, Transformation
Philosophy arises out of both everyday and extraordinary human experience, out of the problems, passions, anxieties, surprises, awe, and aspirations of real life. Philosophy is both an evolving and transformative practice and a history of deliberation and reflection. This year’s course will focus on philosophy’s history as well as contemporary texts in feminist theory, critical race theory, disability theory, queer theory, and other nontraditional work. Students will investigate how lived experience has shaped philosophical reflection throughout its history and how reflection transforms both those of us who engage in it and the world around us. Through readings, writing assignments, visiting lecturers, and professional development mentoring, students will learn that their own perspectives and experiences can contribute to the ongoing development of philosophy.
PIKSI Class of 2010 Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars
2010 Institutional Co-Sponsors
College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State
Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST)
American Philosophical Association
Department of Philosophy, Penn State