"Envy and Prejudice: The Role of Envy in a Racially Divided Public Sphere."


Sep. 17, 2021, 3pm to 5pm

Office/Remote Location



Sara Protasi, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Puget Sound

— In recent times philosophers of emotions have started investigating the role of anger, hatred, fear, and contempt in relation to racism and racial injustice. Envy, however, has been so far ignored. In this talk I start remedying this lacuna by asking what role group envy may play in racial relations. I suggest that different forms of malicious envy play a central role in anti-Asian racism, in particular, and explore the possibility that more benign forms of envy may drive positive, if limited, political change.


Free to the public

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Open to the Public

Zoom Meeting Information:

Meeting ID: 882 8162 5493
Passcode: 872510

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Philosophy Dept.
Nicole Moore

External Sponsor

UNLV Philosophy Dept.