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Laura W. Kane

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Laura W. Kane

Meet Laura W. Kane

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Education: 2007 Hunter College, CUNY, B.A.
2017 The Graduate Center, CUNY, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught: Information and Media Ethics
Feminist Bioethics
Philosophical Orientation to Education
Philosophy, Politics, and Society
Informal Logic
Introduction to Philosophy

Career Specialties: Laura Kane’s research focuses upon feminist approaches to issues central to social and political philosophy, ethics and philosophy of education. Her current research proposes a definition of the family that captures the qualitative aspects of familial relationships that best serve family members and the state. The primary goal of this research is to provide philosophical justifications for policies that aim to address the persistent inequalities between, and quality of life issues that arise for, families in the wake of America’s current social and political climate.

Professional and Community Activities: Kane’s publications include “Are Children Capable of Collective Intentionality?” (Childhood and Philosophy, 13:27, 2017), “Childhood, Growth, and Dependency in Liberal Political Philosophy” (Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 31:1, 2016), and “On Hegel, Women, and the Foundation of Ethical Life: Why Gender Doesn’t Belong in the Family” (CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, 44:1, 2014).

She is co-editor for an upcoming issue of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy , to be published in Spring 2018.

Kane is also a recording artist, and has performed as bassist and vocalist in several bands.