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Luvell Anderson

Professor Anderson (PhD, Rutgers University) joined the faculty in 2012. Before coming to Memphis, he was Alain Locke Postdoctoral Fellow at Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in the philosophy of language and philosophy of race and has published articles on racial slurs. His work concentrates on the semantics and ethics of racial language and racist humor and the normativity of offense. Luvell also has interests in social and political philosophy and the philosophy of mind.

Selected Publications

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Race, co-edited with Paul Taylor and Linda Alcoff (under contract).

"What Did You Call Me? Slurs as Prohibited Words" (with Ernie Lepore), in Analytic Philosophy (forthcoming)

"Slurring Words" (with Ernie Lepore), in Nous (forthcoming).

"Language and Race" (with Sally Haslanger and Rae Langton), in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language (2012).

Recent & Upcoming Presentations

"Slurs and Slurring," American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division (December 2013)
"TBD," East Tennessee State University (November 2013)
"Racial Humor, Epistemic Costs, and Implicit Bias," American Society for Aesthetics (November 2013)
"TBD" Symposium on Racial Language, University of Mississippi (October 2012)
"Monitoring 'Bad' Language," Colby College (September 2013)
"Negro Uprising: Assessing Violence as a Political Strategy for Justice," 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece (2013)

Luvell Anderson
Contact Details
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: 318 Clement Hall
Phone: 901-678-2553
Fax: 901-678-4365
Email: lndrsn14<at>memphis<dot>edu
Office Hours (Fall 2013): Friday, 10:30-11:45am
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