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Quayshawn Spencer, author and Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania will deliver virtually this year's Warren Steinkraus Lecture on Human Ideals, “A Metaphysical Mapping Problem for Race Theorists and Human Population Geneticists.”
Spencer specializes in the philosophies of science, biology and race. Spencer is one of four authors credited in the 2019 book “What Is Race? Four Political Views,” and has written a multitude of articles addressing race issues that include “A More Radical Solution to the Race Problem,” “A Racial Classification for Medical Genetics” and “Racial Realism II: Are Folk Races Real?”
The SUNY Oswego philosophy department’s annual free lecture series has honored Warren Steinkraus since 1988. The late Oswego professor was co-founder of numerous philosophical societies. He was also an associate editor of the philosophy journal Idealistic Studies. Steinkraus, who died in 1990, consistently demonstrated genuine commitment to ideals such as equality, peace, nonviolence and aesthetic quality.