Sunday, February 21, 2010

PIKSI Undergrad Summer Institute


Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)
for Undergraduates

July 25-August 1, 2010

Philosophy: Experience, Reflection, Transformation

Ladelle McWhorter, Director
Professor of Philosophy, Richmond College

Guest Faculty: Darrell Moore, Associate Professor, DePaul University
Eva Feder Kittay, Distinguished Professor, State University of New York/SUNY

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 Scholars and will receive support from the Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars Fund.

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: April 15, 2010

For more details see:

Co-Sponsors: The APA • FEAST • Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute College of The Liberal Arts and Department of Philosophy • Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars Fund

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