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03 David Livingstone Smith on dehumanization


David Livingstone Smith is professor of philosophy at the University of New England. His research focuses on dehumanization, human nature, race, ideology, and moral psychology. He participates widely in both academic and non-academic settings, and was awarded in 2012 with the Anisfield-Wolf award for non-fiction. He was also a speaker at the 2012 G20 Economic Summit at Los Cabos, Mexico, where he spoke on dehumanization and mass violence. 

Among his most recent publications are Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others (2011), How Biology Shapes Philosophy: New Foundations for Naturalism (2017), and On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It (2020).

The interview was recorded on November 2nd 2020.


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