Evening Philosophy Series for the Oakwood Friends School Community

Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Oakwood Friends School
Scheer Meeting Room, Turner Building
22 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
United States
Contact: Stephen Miller

Ways of Knowing: Epistemic Injustice and Alternative Epistemologies

Evening Philosophy Series for the Oakwood Friends School Community

Oakwood Friends School is pleased to announce the fourth in the year’s series of evening programs in Philosophy for parents, friends, guardians, students and faculty. The next session will be discussing recent work concerning ways that some groups have had their ability to serve as subjects of knowledge systematically denied. Not being taken seriously as a knower can cause serious damage. Some topics will include testimony in court and in the business world, figuring out the status of myths and stories, how modern medicine devalues the experiences of some at grace cost and other questions of epistemology, or what we know.

Our conversation will be inspired by the recent book Epistemic Injustice by Miranda Fricker. This text explores the way minority groups come to have their testimonies denigrated and denied. Related to this, we will look at alternative systems of knowledge from Feminist Epistemology to Indigenous Epistemology. We are also very excited to continue a new element into evening philosophy: we will be joined by a select group of Oakwood Friends alums...they will be joining us virtually, from different time zones and countries. Come connect to Oakwood students past and present!

Inaugurated in Fall of 2015, the Evening Philosophy Series is a chance for members of the Oakwood Friends School community to get together and explore topics of importance and interest. Last year we had sessions involving Freedom of the Will, Human Rights, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Education, Happiness, Philosophy of Emotions and others. These sessions run as a Community of Inquiry, involving open discussion on a chosen topic. Readings are selected in advance, but participation is open to all, regardless of whether you have read the material. Readings will be shared soon under separate cover. Let me know if you have readings to add or if you have a subject you’d like to explore in a future session.

For more information, to RSVP or to receive the {optional} reading for any of the sessions, email Stephen Miller at smiller@oakwoodfriends.org