Feb 08, 2012 Mar 30, 2012


Philosophy in an Inclusive Key

A Summer Institute for Undergraduates


June 24–July 1, 2012

Philosophy: Experience, Reflection,Transformation

Ellen K. Feder, Director
Associate Professor of Philosophy, American University

Guest Faculty: Charles Mills, John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, Northwestern University
Elizabeth Millan, Professor of Philosophy, DePaul University

Along with works in feminist, critical race, disability, and queer theory, students will read historical and contemporary philosophical texts that explore recurring human concerns and investigate the ways in which experience informs philosophical reflection. In addition, writing assignments, visiting lecturers, and mentoring will help students learn that their own perspectives matter to philosophy.

Participants will be named Iris Marion Young Diversity Fellows

One international student will be designated the Golightly Fellow

Undergraduate women or men from underrepresented groups including racial, ethnic and sexual minorities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. All students will receive a stipend, free transportation, and lodging.

APPLICATIONS DUE: March 15, 2012

For more details see PIKSI

Co-Sponsors: APA • FEAST • Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute, College of the Liberal Arts, and Department of Philosophy • Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars Fund • The Program on Philosophy after Apartheid • American Society for Aesthetics

2010 Institutional Co-Sponsors: Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta, Edmonton • Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan • Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon • Ann Arbor Philosophers’ PIKSI Funding Initiative

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