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Audrey Yap - June 2nd 1PM ET


Audrey Yap is an associate professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria in Canada, that stands on unceded lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) territory. She works mainly on social philosophy, and is currently working on a book on anti-carceral feminism together with Barrett Emerick from St Mary’s College of Maryland. Her research into the carceral system has led her lately to think a lot about marginalized people’s participation in public life – particularly in discussions where the stakes for them are significant. This is especially important in a social context in which we’re often trying to navigate issues of academic freedom and academic responsibility.

To see her thoughts on defensiveness and identity in the face of criticism, see: Defensiveness and Identity | Journal of the American Philosophical Association | Cambridge Core

To read about the hidden costs of inquiring into the lives of oppressed others: Audrey Yap, Hidden Costs of Inquiry: Exploitation, World-Travelling and Marginalized Lives - PhilPapers

For thoughts on the inability of social norms to keep arguers safe see: Argumentation, Adversariality, and Social Norms - Yap - 2020 - Metaphilosophy - Wiley Online Library




Malcolm Keating is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Yale-NUS College, Singapore. His research in the Indian philosophical tradition of Nyāya focuses on their accounts of debate norms, epistemology, and philosophy of language, especially pragmatics.

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