This is a candid after-class conversation about the nature and justification of political authority between Professor Cheshire Calhoun and undergraduate student Ashwin Ravi.
Cheshire Calhoun is a philosophy professor and Faculty Head at ASU. She works in the areas of normative ethics, moral psychology, feminist philosophy, and lesbian and gay studies. Her books are “Doing Valuable Time: The Present, the Future and Meaningful Living” (forthcoming 2018, OUP), “Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting it Right and Practicing Morality with Others” (OUP 2016), “Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet” (Oxford, 2000), and two edited collections, “What is an Emotion?” (coedited with Robert C. Solomon, Oxford, 1984), “Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers” (Oxford, 2004).
Ashwin Ravi is the current SHPRS Writing Tutor and an editor for the Applied Philosophy website. He is an economics and philosophy double major set to graduate in May 2022.
Special Thanks to Professor Calhoun for allowing us to use this recording!