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Really looking forward to attend the book launch of Mari Mikkola’s The Wrong of Injustice Thursday 25 May  5.15 – 6.45 pm in Vernoon Harcourt Room, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. Here is the programme:



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The Wrong of Injustice

Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy


Book Launch and Discussion

5.15 – 6.45 pm | Thursday 25 May
Vernoon Harcourt Room, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford

This event is free to attend and does not require a ticket



 Mari Mikkola

Professor of Practical Philosophy, Humboldt University of Berlin, author of the Wrong of Injustice

Sophie Archer

The Robin Geffen Research Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Keble College, Oxford University

Alessandra Tanesini

Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff University


Roxana Baiasu

Associate Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford; Tutorial Fellow, Stanford University Center in Oxford


Oppression, domination and discrimination that are based on socially salient identifications are exemplary forms of structural, social injustice. But what makes these forms of social injustice wrongful? Is there a single wrongness-making feature? If so, what is it? Approaching these questions from a distinctly feminist perspectives opens up related and more specific questions: Why is sexist oppression of women wrongful? What are the wrongness-making features of patriarchal damage done to women? In her recent book, The Wrong of Injustice, Mari Mikkola answers these questions by developing a particular notion of dehumanization understood (roughly) as a violation of legitimate human interests, rather than as a ‘violation’ of human dignity or worth. The panel will discuss central aspects of Mikkola’s challenging approach to these issues.
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