Sally Haslanger to lecture on power, social justice

Photo Credit: Sally Haslanger
by Ellen Kratzer October 23, 2019

Dr. Sally Haslanger will give a lecture titled “Agency, Power, and Social Justice” on November 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Heritage Room. This lecture is free and open to the public.


In her lecture Haslanger will talk about the shift in the perception of power from a dichotomy to a part of the social field in which all social agents have a part. 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.


Sally Haslanger, Ford professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT, works with issues of social justice, contemporary epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. Her work, collected in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique, received the Joseph B. Gittler award for outstanding work in philosophy of the social sciences.


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