The Philosophy of Race – Dr Diamond-Hunter

25 March 2022

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Philosophy Society welcomed Dr Diamond-Hunter, an LSE Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.

Drawing on historical, sociological, and scientific research, they explained their motivations for studying the Philosophy of Race. Dr Diamond-Hunter set out the Racial Realist, and Racial Anti-Realist views, subsequently encouraging debate from the audience. Even though the Philosophy of Race is a nascent field, Dr Diamond-Hunter demonstrated the myriad ways in which it intersects with other sub-fields, such as the Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, and Political Philosophy. These intersections were probed into in the lively Q&A session at the end of the talk. The Philosophy Society are very grateful to Dr Diamond-Hunter for taking their time to introduce us to this pertinent field in philosophy, and for encouraging us to ponder the philosophical questions which emerge from its study, unconstrained by a particular canon.

Karel (Yr13) Chair of Philosophy Society