Assistant Professor Luvell Anderson (Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis) will give a talk titled, "Hermeneutical Impasses."
When people respond to chants of ‘Black lives matter’ with ‘All lives matter’ or excoriate Colin Kaepernick for being “anti-military” or “anti-American” when he sits or kneels during the playing of the National Anthem, there appears to be a break in understanding. BLM protestors and Kaepernick understand their actions and messages in one way, detractors in quite a different way. Luvell Anderson calls these breaks in understanding “hermeneutical impasses.” In this talk, Dr. Anderson will discuss the nature of these impasses and the challenges a particular type of impasse presents for resolving it.
This event has been moved to GWB 2.206, and is free and open to the public.