Distinguished Professor Jesse Prinz speaks with Tanya Domi in the latest episode of the Graduate Center’s Thought Project podcast. Their conversation begins with a Humean sentimentalist “diagnosis” of today’s political conflicts as underpinned by differences in value, rather than by policy disagreements resolvable through rational deliberation. Prinz also touches upon the relationship of empathy to “factionization”, the upsides of polarization in public political attitudes, the neglect of class in identity politics, and much more.
Prinz’s insights on these topics is informed in part by his research in experimental philosophy, or X-Phi. He is the Director of the CUNY GC’s Center for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, which will host a Workshop on “Experimental Philosophy and Politics” this Saturday, March 24th, from 11-6:30pm in GC Room 5307. Prinz will present on his recent X-Phi research alongside six fellow scholars invited to participate in the workshop, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Moral, Social, and Political Theory at the Australian National University.
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