MillerComm Lecture Series

Empathy and Justice Beyond the Human

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
Lori Gruen

Zoom presentation

Event Description



In our concern for the more than human world, many discussions have focused on individual animal suffering and threats to entire species. What happens when we instead ask questions about what meaningful relationships between humans and animals are possible, what makes their lives livable, and what role empathy can play in helping us to promote better relationships with others, both human and nonhuman?

Hosted by: Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Research Cluster: The Animal Turn

In conjunction with: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, College of Fine & Applied Arts, College of Law, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of French & Italian, Department of Philosophy, Education Justice Project, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, & Environment, Neuroscience Program, Program in Medieval Studies, Spurlock Museum, Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory

Lori Gruen

William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University