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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Susan Neiman

I had a past post about Susan Neiman (who I came upon while looking up virtue ethics) and what she'd written about Sodom and Gamorrah, but I seem to have deleted it, so I thought I'd repost about her. Here's a little from Wikipedia ....

Susan Neiman (1955–) is an American moral philosopher, cultural commentator, and essayist .... Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Neiman left home as a teenager to join the anti-Vietnam War movement. Later she studied philosophy at Harvard University, earning her Ph.D. under the direction of John Rawls and Stanley Cavell. During graduate school, she spent several years of study at the Free University of Berlin. Slow Fire, a memoir about her life as a Jewish woman in 1980s Berlin, appeared in 1992. From 1989 to 1996 she taught philosophy at Yale University, and from 1996 to 2000 she was an associate professor of philosophy at Tel Aviv University. In 2000 she assumed her current position at the Einstein Forum ....

Here are two mini-videos -

this one is a short intro to her book, Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy .....

abd this one is her talking about the Einstein Forum .....


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