Among the harms of oppression is it ability to foster damaging character dispositions in those who are oppressed. In this paper I explore two of these dispositions: servility which is manifested in attempts to ingratiate those who humiliate one and timidity which is expressed by repeated self-silencing in response to intimidation. Here is my current [draft; Sept 2017].
Thanks to Ian Kidd for a great event helping us to think about social corrupting influences on character. For my contribution see here.
My paper on silence as a speech act that can constitute a way of dissenting and protesting is finally written. [Draft] Would love to hear any comments you may have.
A great post on virtue and argumentation by Andrew Aberdain on Open for Debate. Check it out here
My paper “Caring for Esteem” is having its first outing as a keynote for the “Don’t know, don’t care: 6th WFAP Graduate Conference”. University of Vienna on June 7th 2017. Continue reading “Is caring about your reputation always a symptom of vanity?”
Really looking forward to this conference. It has an excellent line up of really promising stars of the future whose talks I am looking forward to hearing. Continue reading “Don’t know, don’t care: 6th WFAP Graduate Conference. University of Vienna”