Philosophy’s Jeremy Bendik-Keymer discusses the value of silence in modern politics

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, the Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics and associate professor of philosophy, wrote an op-ed for Public Seminar that examines the impact that both words and silence have had in recent politics and social activism.

In the piece, “How to do things without words: Silence as the power of accountability,” he draws from several philosophers and discusses both President Donald Trump and student activist Emma González.

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