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Conference on Self-Government and Social Transformation

When Mar 01, 2012 09:00 AM to
Mar 02, 2012 05:00 PM
Where Philosophy Department Library, 1231 Social Science and Humanities.
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Self-Government and Social Transformation

Thursday, March 1 and
Friday, March 2, 2012

Philosophy Department Library, 1231 Social Sciences and Humanities Building, UC Davis


  • 9:00 - 9:15:  Welcome
  • 9:15 – 10:45: Paul Benson (Philosophy, University of Dayton). “Stereotype Threat, Social Belonging, and Relational Autonomy.”
  • 11:00 – 12:30: Natalie Stoljar (Philosophy, McGill).  “Self-government under conditions of oppression.”
  • 2:15 – 3:45: Jennifer Warriner (Philosophy, University of Utah). “Drawing Distinctions?: Substantive Theories of Autonomy and The Content Question.”
  • 4:00 – 5:30: Andrea Westlund (Philosophy, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee).  “Autonomy and Narrative Necessity.”


  • 9:00 - 10:30 Marilyn Friedman (Philosophy, Vanderbilt). “Authenticity and Jewish Self-Hatred.”
  • 10:45 - 12:15: Suad Joseph (Anthropology and Women’s Studies. UC Davis), “Responsibly Thinking in an Age of Relationality: Cases from Lebanon.”
  • 1:30 – 3:00: Tracie Mahaffey (Philosophy, Florida State University).  “Of Mirrors, Self-Government, and Oppressive Socialization: Developing autonomy from the inside out.”
  • 3:15 - 4:45: Marina Oshana (Philosophy, UC Davis).  “Is Substantive Autonomy a Plausible Ideal?”


The workshop was made possible in part by support from the Departments of Philosophy, Sociology, and Anthropology, the Dean’s Office of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Committee on Research of the Davis Academic Senate, and the Davis Humanities Institute.


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