After the Dakota War: Agency and Sovereignty in American Indian Philosophy

October 29, 2014 at 78 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeOctober 29, 2014 at 78 p.m.

The Philosophy Department is sponsoring a lecture entitled "After the Dakota War: Agency and Sovereignty in American Indian Philosophy" by Scott Pratt, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. An American Indian philosophical tradition has stood against colonialism and genocide in the United States at least since the 1862 Dakota War. This tradition emerged at the border between Native and European America as a pan-Indian response to the coming of "settler society. eThese indigenous philosophers shared philosophical commitments to the importance of "power, eplace and pluralism of all sorts. He will consider the views of several of these philosophers and then propose three implications of their views: two challenge central commitments of dominant western philosophy and the third is a conception of sovereignty that rejects the "progress eof settler society and establishes a politics of place.

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