“Pluralism, Public Reason, and the Moral Underpinnings of Liberalism,” this year’s Contemporary Philosophy Workshop at Boston College will be October 13th. Confirmed presenters are Susan Shell (Political Science, BC), Chris Zurn (Philosophy UMass Boston), and David Rasmussen (Philosophy, BC). There will also be a joint presentation by Erin Kelly (Philosophy, Tufts) and Ian Johnstone (Law, Tufts), and a keynote by Robert Audi (Philosophy, Notre Dame). I am co-chairing this event with Paul Van Rooy, another BC doctoral student. Schedule TBA!
About Amelia M. Wirts, Esq.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers or They/Their/Theirs
I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Washington, Seattle, and I work on philosophy of law, social/political philosophy, and feminism. My current research project argues that the criminal justice system in the United States oppresses people through policing, courts and punishments, and collateral consequences of convictions and arrests. Because this system is an oppressive one, I argue that those engaged in anti-rape and anti-domestic violence activism should not avail themselves of the criminal justice system to achieve their goals. Looking for other ways of fighting rape and domestic violence will actually serve victims and their communities better.
In addition to obtaining my Ph.D. from Boston College in 2020, I also graduated from Boston College Law School in 2017 as a part of a dual degree program in philosophy and law at Boston College. I was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in January 2018.