Keynote Lecture for 2014 DePaul Philosophy Graduate Association Conference
I am absolutely thrilled to be presenting the keynote talk at this year’s DePaul Philosophy Graduate Student Association Conference, “Philosophy on Trial: Philosophy & Its Others.”
My talk is at 4pm this Saturday the 15th in the Levan Center on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus.
A full version of my talk is available here. Here is the handout for the talk.
And here’s the introduction:
Examining the role of sonic terms like “univocality,” “dissonance,” and “congruence,” I argue that
philosophy’s “culture of justification” is a form of philosophical love and theft–i.e., of making “diverse practices and practitioners” proportionate to and harmonious with properly-loved wisdom. Finally, I consider the role of “diversity and diverse practitioners” in the neoliberalized profession. Using Macklemore’s 2012 pro-gay-marriage single “Same Love,” I ask: How does the neoliberalized discipline traffic in “diversity”? Where and how does white/straight/male saviorist-y Macklemore-ism manifest in the discipline of philosophy? How does the avowed championing and inclusion of “different” styles of love as “same love” further reify relations of hegemony within the discipline?
[I mean, from one perspective I’m just talking about double reeded wind instruments and feminism, which, you know, is about as stereotypically Robin a paper as it gets…]