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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

Jennifer Saul is Waterloo Chair in Social and Political Philosophy of Language at the University of Waterloo. Originally American, she spent twenty-four years at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Her current focus is manipulative political language, which she explores in Dogwhistles and Figleaves: How Manipulative Language Spreads Racism and Falsehood. She has also written books and articles on feminism, lying and misleading, and implicit bias. She founded the blogs "What is it Like to be a Woman in Philosophy?" and "Feminist Philosophers", and was Director of the Society for Women in Philosophy UK 2009–19. She’s also proud of having been a philosophical consultant on a zombie movie.

Language, Feminism, and Racism

Jennifer 
Saul

2023

Kate Manne

Origin, Impact, and Reaction to Misogynistic Behaviors

Kate A. Manne is an associate professor at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell

University, where she has been teaching since 2013. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows (2011–2013), did her graduate work at MIT (2006–2011), and was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (2001–2005), where she studied philosophy, logic, and computer science. Her current research is primarily in moral, feminist, and social philosophy. She is the author of two books, including her first book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny and her latest book Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women.

2023

Peter Rollins

Peter Rollins is a writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. 

2019

Dr. Schouten is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, she was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Illinois State University (2013–16). Before that, she was a grad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her PhD in philosophy in 2013. Schouten received her BA in 2006 from Ball State University, majoring in philosophy and Spanish where she also started Stance. The Stance staff spoke with Schouten about her research in the areas of social and political philosophy and ethics.  

Gina Schouten

2018

David Chalmers 

Thinking Just Happens 

David Chalmers is a notable philosopher and professor of philosophy and neural science at New York University. Chalmers’ work includes The Conscious Mind, The Character of Consciousness, and Constructing the World. The Stance staff spoke with Chalmers about his work, his life, the philosophy of mind and metaphilosophy.

2018

Russ Shafer-Landau

The Philosopher's Role: An Interview

Russ Shafer-Landau is a distinguished philosopher, professor, and director of the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His works include Moral Realism: A Defense, Whatever Happened to Good and Evil?, and The Fundamentals of Ethics. The Stance staff spoke with Shafer-Landau about his life and work in moral philosophy.

2017

Elizabeth Grosz

Bodies of Philosophy

Elizabeth Grosz is a noted philosopher and professor at Duke University whose work focuses on feminist theory and aesthetics. Grosz’s works include Volatile Bodies: Towards a Corporeal Feminism and Becoming Undone: Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics, and Art. The Stance staff spoke with Grosz about her work, her life, and women in the field of philosophy.

2014

Feminism, Speaking for Others, and the Role of the Philosopher 

Linda Martin Alcoff is a noted philosopher and professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. Alcoff’s work includes the Frantz Fanon Award-winning book Visible Identities. The Stance staff spoke with Alcoff about her life as a woman in philosophy, feminism, and the role of philosophers.

2016

Marilyn Frye

Philosophy Comes Out of Lives 

Marilyn Frye is a noted philosopher and feminist theorist whose works include The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory and Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism. The Stance staff spoke with Frye about her work, life, and the status of women in the field of philosophy.

2013

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