Today we associate prejudice with ignorance and bigotry and consider it a source of injustice. So how can prejudice have a legitimate place in moral and political judgment?
On Friday, October 31, 2014, Adam Sandel of Harvard University explored this question. He provided an overview of his recently published book, "The Place of Prejudice: A Way of Reasoning in the World," examining the necessary role of prejudice, properly understood, in clear thinking.
This event was co-sponsored by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures and the UVA Program of Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law.
Sandel is Lecturer in Social Studies at Harvard University. His interests include ancient philosophy, the Enlightenment and its critics, the German hermeneutic tradition, political rhetoric and judgment, theories of rights, and constitutional law. He is currently writing a book on Plato’s notion of the soul. Sandel received his AB, summa cum laude, in government from Harvard (2008) and his DPhil in political theory from Oxford (2013).