Rachel McKinney at Brooklyn Public Library 9/30

Rachel McKinney at Brooklyn Public Library 9/30

CUNY PhD student Rachel McKinney will present her work on police interrogations for a general audience at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, 9/30 at the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Here’s a bit more about Rachel’s presentation, in her own words:

“Sound of Da Police: Extracted Speech and Authority”

In this presentation I will talk about the things cops do to get you to say things you don’t mean to say. I will discuss these strategies in the context of authority, antagonism, and communicative violence. Along the way we’ll talk a bit about Grice, speech act theory, and applied philosophy of language.

This is the first meeting of a speaker series Ian Olasov organizing called Brooklyn Public Philosophers. BKPP is a forum for philosophers based in and around Brooklyn to speak with a general audience about their work. The aim is to broaden the discussion of important philosophical issues and to increase communication between academic philosophers and the general public. If you’re interested in finding out more, or if you (or someone you know) would like to give a talk, please check out the website here or e-mail Ian Olasov at ianolasov@gmail.com.