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Kadish Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory: Melvin Rogers, Brown University

Friday, October 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Melvin Rogers is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University and the Associate Director of the Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. In addition to his recently published book, The Darkened Light of Faith: Race, Democracy, and Freedom in African American Political Thought, he is the co-editor with Jack Turner of African American Political Thought: A Collected History.

Paper Abstract:

The submitted paper is the introductory chapter of my book The Darkened Light of Faith. It aims to lay out the purpose for taking up the tradition of African American political thought and the resources that tradition offers for thinking about democratic life under conditions of domination.

About the Workshop:

This course is a workshop for discussing works in progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The workshop creates a space for students to engage directly with philosophers, political theorists, and legal scholars working on normative questions toward the goal of fostering critical thinking about concepts of value and developing analytical thinking and writing skills. Another aim is to bring together people from different disciplines and perspectives who have strong normative interests or who speak to issues philosophers and theorists should know something about.

The theme for the Fall 2023 workshop is “Current Work on the History of Political, Legal, and Moral Philosophy.”


141 Law Building


Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs

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