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Is Privilege Real?

Many people take the idea of privilege as a given. There are however, reasons to be skeptical that that is the case. Many immigrants to the United States for example, started with next to nothing, but through their own hard work were able to succeed.

On the other hand, there are advantages, such as the wealth and location of one's parents, which are not chosen. Are those things a privilege? Does the concept of privilege only apply in specific context? How does it apply to issues of race?

Join David Birnbaum as he interviews philosopher Gregory Salmieri on the question: Is privilege real?

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Wednesday, February 19, at 11 a.m. Pacific

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Wednesday, February 19 | Is Privilege Real? | Gregory Salmieri, interviewed by David Birnbaum

Wednesday, February 26 | What Should Society Do About the Poor? | Aaron Smith

Wednesday, March 4 | To be announced | Keith Lockitch

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Gregory Salmieri is an Anthem Foundation Fellow in philosophy. He teaches philosophy at Rutgers University, and has previously held teaching and research positions at Boston University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He has published on issues in Aristotle’s epistemology and ethics and on Rand’s philosophy and novels; he is co-editor of A Companion to Ayn Rand in the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series. Salmieri received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.

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