Miranda Fricker Presidential Professor of Philosophy, City University of New York
photo by Nino Kadić
Talk Title: Epistemic Equality as a Condition of Well-Functioning Blame
Thursday, March 8, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hillel Multipurpose Room
Miranda Fricker is Presidential Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center and a Research Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her main areas of interest are in ethics, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy, with occasional forays into political philosophy. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Oxford (DPhil, 1996), then moved to the University of London for a Jacobsen Research Fellowship, which was followed by a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. From 2000 to 2012, she taught in the Philosophy Department at Birkbeck, University of London; she served as Head of Department from 2011 to 2012, leaving to take up a Chair at the University of Sheffield.
Professor Fricker's publications include The Epistemic Life of Groups: Essays in the Epistemology of Collectives (coeditor, 2016); Applied Epistemology, special issue of the Journal of Applied Philosophy (coeditor, 2016), Reading Ethics, (coauthor and editor, 2009), Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing (2007), and the Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy, (coeditor, 2000). In 2014, she was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to work on a book in moral philosophy, on blame and forgiveness.
Professor Fricker served as Director of the Mind Association from 2010 to 2015 and was recently appointed to the position of moral philosopher on the Spoliation Advisory Panel, a U.K. government panel that resolves claims from families that lost property during the Nazi era. She is also an associate editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association.