Event Date: 11 May 2020
Virtual [ZOOM] University of London
London WC1E 7HU
The Aristotelian Society presents:
Professor Derrick Darby (Rutgers University) – Rights Externalism and Racial Injustice
Derrick Darby is Henry Rutgers Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He discovered his passion for philosophy growing up in New York City’s Queensbridge public housing projects, as he reports in his TEDx talk Doing the Knowledge. After getting his undergraduate degree at Colgate University, he earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. His work in social and political philosophy has focused on rights, inequality, and democracy, and generally examines how the lived experience and history of race and anti-black racism connects with theoretical and normative philosophical questions. He is the author of Rights, Race, and Recognition (Cambridge University Press, 2009). His most recent book, co-authored with historian John L. Rury, is The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2018). His op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press, The Newark Star Ledger, and elsewhere. He is the founding organizer of the Social Justice Solutions Research Collaboratory at Rutgers and directs its renowned Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy.