03 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30


Only live online

On Exploitation, Racism and Sexism

TUE 3, 10, 17 AND 24 NOV, AND 1 DEC – 19:30 TO 21:30

Rene Gabriëls, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UM

How do people suffering from exploitation, racism and sexism feel? When do they rise up in anger against what’s happening to them? For many of them, their anger is often prompted by a sense of injustice. This course explores the political meaning of this sense of injustice. First, we will investigate the exploitation of people. Then we will discuss the past and present of racism and of sexism. And finally, we will look into the possibilities and limitations with regard to resisting injustice. The issues dealt with on this course are topical, as shown by the Global Justice Movement, Black Lives Matter and the new feminist wave. The ideas of various philosophers and scientists form the basis for shedding light on these issues.

The individual lectures
1.  Emotions and Politics (3 Nov)

2.  Class Struggles (10 Nov)
3.  Prejudice, Xenophobia and Discrimination (17 Nov)
4.  Stereotypes and Gender Roles (24 Nov)
5.  Evolution and Revolution (1 Dec)

Cost of the whole series
UM students for free
UM employees and students from other schools €12,50
Others €25

10 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

2.  Class Struggles 

17 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

3.  Prejudice, Xenophobia and Discrimination 

24 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

4.  Stereotypes and Gender Roles 

01 December 2020

19:30 - 21:30

5.  Evolution and Revolution