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Puerto Rico and Political Philosophy

  • Date
    Thu, Nov 21

    Time
    12:30 PM — 2:00 PM

    Website
    https://www.facebook.com/CCNYPhilosophy/posts/696182263727693

    Address
    North Academic Center
    NAC 5/144D

    Location
    North Academic Center, 5/144D

    p: 212.650.7637

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    Prof. Gerardo Vildostegui from Camden Law School--Puerto Rico and Political Philosophy.

    The debate over what Puerto Rico's political relationship with the United States ought to be—over the so called "status question"--is one of the most intellectually interesting and emotionally difficult debates in contemporary U.S. politics. I argue that this particular controversy, in all its messy particularity, is a fitting subject for political philosophy, and I develop a methodology, based on the close examination of points of consensus, by which political philosophy might contribute to its resolution. I also argue that an examination of the Puerto Rican status question yields a dividend for those interested in more abstract philosophical questions; it provides new reasons to reject a purely individualistic moral ontology.
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