Thursday, April 08, 2010

Morehouse College Department of Philosophy and Religion

Presents:

Professor Paul C. Taylor

Department Chair, Philosophy, Temple University

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“On Mr. Obama’s Alleged Pragmatism;

or, Is It Sometimes Yet?”

Paul C. Taylor is a founding member of the Jamestown Project at Harvard Law School. In the fall of 2010 he will join the philosophy department at Pennsylvania State University, where he will also serve as the founding director of the Program on Philosophy After Apartheid.

Professor Taylor received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University. He writes on aesthetics, race theory, Africana philosophy, pragmatism, and social philosophy, and is the author of the book Race: A Philosophical Introduction (Polity, 2004). His recent work includes a study of video model Vida Guerra and keynote lectures to the Philosophical Society of South Africa, the Alain Locke Society, and the Philosophy of Education Society. He is currently at work on a book called Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics.

Lecture: Monday April 12th, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kilgore Center Seminar Rooms (2nd Floor) Morehouse College

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