Making Space for Justice
Michele Moody-Adams with Vafa Ghazavi
In this conversation with Vafa Ghazavi, distinguished philosopher Michele Moody-Adams will discusses some of the key ideas from her forthcoming book Making Space for Justice. These include: the ways in which social movements have expanded conceptual and perceptual space for justice by helping us better understand the nature of citizenship; the nature and sources of democracy; the political implications of moral inquiry and argument; the transformative powers of imagination; and the possibilities of political hope.
Michele Moody-Adams is currently Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University. She has published on equality and social justice, moral psychology and the virtues, and the philosophical implications of gender and race. Her current work includes articles on academic freedom, equal educational opportunity, and democratic disagreement. Her next book Making Space for Justice: Social Movements, Collective Imagination and Political Hope will be published in spring 2022 by Chicago University Press. michelemoodyadams.com
Vafa Ghazavi received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2020. His research interests include theories of justice, moral agency, the nature of moral progress, foreign policy, and the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence. He currently works for the Australian government. twitter.com/ghazavivd