This half-day conference presented by the Penn Center for Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania brought together scholars to discuss issues raised by the election, the transition from the Obama to the Trump administration, and the early days of the Trump presidency. Speakers examined the future rule of law, media, post-truth politics, race in the election, and much more.
00:00 - 3:35 - Introduction by Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania.
3:35 - 6:06 - Opening remarks by moderator Jon Ehrens, Producer Radio Times, WHYY
6:06 - 30:05 - Quayshawn Spencer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania: "The Rise of Trump... How Did Race Matter?"
30:05 - 1:08:03 - Elisabeth Camp, Rutgers University: "Varieties of Manipulative Meaning in Trumpian Talk"
1:08:03 - 1:33:14 - Eugene Kiely, FactCheck.org, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania: "The Media and Donald Trump"
1:33:14 - 1:56:44 - David Livingstone Smith, University of New England: "The Politics of Salvation"
1:56:44 - 2:32:09 - Kenneth Taylor, Stanford University: "Philosophy and Resistance in the Age of Trump"
2:32:09 - 3:04:00 - Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy and Director, Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, University of Pennsylvania: "The Trump Administration and the Future of the Rule of Law"
3:04:00 - 3:32:41 - Alex Guerrero, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University: "Institutional Sanity as a Political Value: Five Questions for Electoral Democracy"
3:32:41 - 3:57:22 - Lisa Miracchi, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania: "Liberals Own Up: Diagnosing Our Intellectual Role in Producing Post-Truth Politics"
3:57:22 - 4:29:54 - Jason Stanley, Yale University: "Authoritarian Propaganda”
4:49:54 - END - Speaker panel Q&A moderated by Jon Ehrens