Misinformation, media, and the metaphysics of race — Phila Msimang (University of Stellenbosch | Lecturer)
Misinformation, media, and the metaphysics of race — The role of philosophy in a time of crisis
Phila Msimang (University of Stellenbosch | Lecturer)
In this episode I talk to Phila Msimang about misinformation and fake news, the need for trustworthy, reliable institutions, and then we veer into a conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement and the importance of having difficult conversations if we are to advance society.
I met Phila at a workshop hosted by the University of Stellenbosch late last year. He is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and the Convenor of the Socratic Society at Stellenbosch University. His research interests include the philosophy of science, the metaphysics of race, biosemiotics, and theories of minimal cognition. He is part of an inter-university research group that focuses on issues concerning race, the knowledge project, and society. His current areas of research are topics in the metaphysics of race and minimal cognition.
Mr Phila Msimang's profile on the University of Stellenbosch's website https://www0.sun.ac.za/philosophy/staff/phila-msimang/
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