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ILS28: How Dehumanization Works?

Office of the Dean, Training and Development, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous) is organizing Servant of God Archbishop Joseph Attipetty Memorial International Lecture Series

28th International Lecture in the series is on “How Dehumanization Works?” by Prof. Dr. David Livingstone Smith, Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England on Tuesday 11th May 2021 from 04.30pm IST organized in association with the Department of English.

For more information Prof. Shine Antony +91-9895403578 [email protected] | Dean, Training and Development, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous).

About Prof. Dr. David Livingstone Smith
David Livingstone Smith is Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England. He has written or edited nine books. His 2011 Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others won the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf award for nonfiction. David’s most recent book On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It was published by Oxford University Press in 2020, and his tenth book, Making Monsters: The Uncanny Power of Dehumanization will be published by Harvard University Press later this year.

David as recently described in the Times Literary Supplement as “a philosopher seeking not just to interpret the world but to change it.” His book On Inhumanity is praised by Harvard University philosopher Cornel West, as “a philosophically sophisticated and prophetically courageous treatment of dehumanization, especially in regard to race,” and by Yale University historian Timothy Snyder as “firm but gentle, wise but accessible.” and University of Pennsylvania law professor Dorothy Roberts says that “On Inhumanity brilliantly provides a chilling warning of repeating the past and a hopeful call to create a more humane future,” and science journalist Angela Saini calls it “A chilling, comprehensive and passionate account of dehumanization,” and adds that “Smith offers a devastating reminder of the capacity of every human to treat other humans as lesser.”

David is an interdisciplinary scholar, whose publications are cited not only by other philosophers, but also by historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and anthropologists. He has been featured in prime-time television documentaries, is often interviewed and cited in the national and international media, and was a guest at the 2012 G20 economic summit.