Philosophy and Diversity — 3:16

Tina Fernandes Botts — Interview by Richard Marshall.

In plain numbers, black (professional) philosophers are less than 1% of philosophers overall, a very disturbing number. And the numbers of other philosophers of color (and women and disabled philosophers and LGBTQ philosophers) are also disturbing… For me, as a hermeneuticist, all ideas are generated from phenomenologicalexperience. There is no such thing as an abstract idea that emerges from nowhere. So, to me, the value of demographic diversity is that it carries with it a diversity of ideas that is healthy because it



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