Philosophy Casting Call s01ep06: On counter-narratives and writing the books we want to read w/Kathryn Belle

In this season finale, Élaina interviews Kathryn Belle, founder of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, associate professor at Penn State University, and owner and director of La Belle Vie Coaching. They discuss Prof Belle’s work on philosophy of race and engaging with black feminist philosophical scholarship on Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex”.

You can find Kathryn’s teaching and research interests here: you can find out more about La Belle Vie Coaching here:

Article mentioned in this episode:Kathryn T. Gines, “Comparative and Competing Frameworks of Oppression in Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex” in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal.  Volume 35, Numbers 1-2, 2014, pages 251 – 273.

Book chapter mentioned in this episode:Kathryn T. Gines, “Simone de Beauvoir and the Race/Gender: Analogy in The Second Sex Revisited”, in A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir, eds. Laura Hengehold and Nancy Bauer, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017, pp. 47-58.

Books mentioned in this episode:

  1. “Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question”, by Kathryn T. Gines
  2. “Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy”, eds. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines, and Donna-Dale L. Marcano
  3. “The Second Sex”, by Simone de Beauvoir
  4. “Alice Walker: A Life”, by Evelyn C. White

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Philosopher focusing on philosophy of disability, mass disablement in general and long-COVID in particular, and zombies.

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