Jason Stanley on "Non-Ideal Philosophy of Language II"
We are very pleased to announce that Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, will deliver a talk for Filosofisk seminar this semester. The seminar is open for everyone, and will be followed by an informal reception.
Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy ved Yale University Stanley Jason Stanley (Photo: Yale University).
Political Philosophy and Epistemology have, in the last decade, undergone non-ideal revolutions. In both cases, theoretical change has happened by questioning the idealizations of the disciplines. For example, feminist epistemologists critiqued the individualist assumptions of mainstream epistemology, critical race theorists critiqued the focus on knowledge rather than ignorance, and both joined naturalized epistemology in critiquing the assumption that humans are ideal rational agents. In political philosophy, Charles Mills and others critiqued the focus on justice to the exclusion of the study of oppression. Feminist philosophers of language and semanticists such as Rae Langton and Sally McConnell-Ginet have engaged in analogous critiques of ordinary practice in philosophy of language and semantics. The goal of these talks, which will be chapters of my forthcoming co-authored book with David Beaver, The Politics of Language, is to spell out a program for non-ideal philosophy of language, building on the work already done by feminist theorists.
Om Jason Stanley
Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Before coming to Yale in 2013, he was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He has also been a Professor at the University of Michigan (2000-4) and Cornell University (1995-2000). His PhD was earned in 1995 at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT (Robert Stalnaker, chair), and he received his BA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990.