Homecoming Philosophy Presentation and Discussion
"The Value of Philosophy and its Application to the African-American Community"
John Torrey, Ph.D candidate in Philosophy, University of Memphis, Morehouse Class of 2009, &
William Allen Ph.D candidate in Philosophy, University of Memphis, BA, Emory, MA, GSU
John Torrey will dispel many common myths about the academic field of philosophy. He will argue that there is value – of many kinds – in studying philosophy, especially at the graduate level. William Allen will discuss how John Rawls’ influential theory of justice is relevant to the African-American community. He argues that African-American philosophy, and African-American philosophers, are needed in academia and to help address pressing social problems.
Thursday October 24
2:25 pm - 3:40 pm
A flyer for this event, with graphics, is available here: http://goo.gl/altu83