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Jun
15

Next Cafe: Sexism, Racism and Existentialism

English: Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvo...

English: Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir at Balzac Memorial (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Experiments show that someone’s behaviour can manifest racist or sexist attitudes that they don’t agree with. This is a hot topic right now. How does it happen? What can be done about it? We will consider the contributions that two existentialist philosophers, Simone de Beauvoir and Frantz Fanon, can make to understanding this ‘implicit bias’. Their thoughts will help us to see that these experiments may only be picking up one feature of a broader problem.

Join Dr Jonathan Webber (Philosophy, Cardiff University) to discuss the contemporary significance of existentialism on Tuesday 21 June, from 8.00pm at The Gate.

In the meantime, watch Jon talk about central themes from his new book on existentialism for the 21st century.

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