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2024 MAP Conference

The Ohio State University chapter of Minorities and Philosophy is excited to announce our second graduate philosophy conference:


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Social Justice through Counter-Speech, De-Platforming, and Silencing

September 14 & 15, 2024

Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
with keynote addresses by Mary Kate McGowan (Wellesley College) and Brookes Brown (University of Toronto)


Often, people’s words are harmful. Potential examples include: a classmate appealing to racist stereotypes in a class discussion, a politician tweeting misogynistic rhetoric on family organization, and an invited speaker promoting transphobic misinformation. When faced with harmful speech, how should we respond? Is counterspeech efficacious, or does it merely worsen the problem? When is protest permissible, and against whom? Do companies have an obligation to “de-platform” or suspend the accounts of users spreading harmful speech? 

We are accepting abstracts from graduate students who have not yet received their degree at time of submission on these and related questions for our conference in Autumn 2024. OSU will offer modest travel stipends to accepted authors. 

To be considered for the conference, please email an anonymized abstract of 300-750 words to OSUMAPConference@gmail.com by April 1, 2024


We are grateful to the Center for Ethics and Human Values at Ohio State for their generous support.