Current Member

Alice Crary

Affiliation
Social Science
Field of Study
Philosophy
Home Institution
New School for Social Research

People say things to each other such as “you are idiots” or “you are dogs.” Liberating responses often assert “we are not idiots (but something higher: rational humans)” or “we are not dogs (but something higher: humans).” A downgrading of the cognitively disabled, and of animals, thus gets inscribed in our discourse about equality. I challenge this logic.

Dates at IAS
Member
  • Social Science
9/2017current
Degrees
University of Pittsburgh Ph.D., 1999
Honors
Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics 2016
Appointments
University of Oxford 2018– Professor of Philosophy
The New School for Social Research 2017– Professor of Philosophy
Humboldt University, Berlin 2014–2014 Humboldt Foundation Fellow
Goethe University, Frankfurt 2009–2010 Humboldt Foundation Fellow
Princeton University 2004–2005 Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow