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Reconsidering Reparations
Lecture by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University.

Ayelet Shachar (moderator), R.F. Harney Chair in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, Munk School.

Most theorizing about reparations treats it as a social justice project - either rooted in reconciliatory justice focused on making amends in the present; or, they focus on the past, emphasizing restitution for historical wrongs. I will argue that neither approach is optimal, and advance a different case for reparations rooted in distributive justice, which I refer to as the "constructive" view of reparations. I'll also present some of what I take to be the political and policy implications of this view.

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. He works on social/political philosophy and ethics, with an emphasis on figures and themes from anticolonial, anticapitalist, and Black radical traditions.

Jan 27, 2022 04:10 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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