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CEPA Public Lecture: Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes, Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia

"The Problem of Women's Pain: Testimony, Bias, and Stigma Double-Bind"


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center
Kendall-Cram Room

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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Elizabeth Barnes is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. Her work focuses on the intersection of feminist philosophy, metaphysics, social philosophy, and ethics.

Professor Barnes has published many articles in top philosophy journals, including Ethics, Mind, Philosophical Studies, and Synthese. In her monograph The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability (Oxford UP, 2016), she challenges received views of disability to argue that it is a primarily social phenomenon - a way of being a minority and facing social oppression. Professor Barnes is also the editor of Current Controversies in Metaphysics (Routledge, 2015). She received her PhD from the University of St. Andrews in 2006.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.