Chloé Cooper JonesJan 31, 2023
Otherness, Disability, and Beauty
A Conversation with Pulitzer finalist Chloé Cooper Jones
New Books Network 2022
This episode of How To Be Wrong is about humility, beauty and the ways in which our society dictates the nature and boundaries of what is deemed beautiful. We talk with philosophy professor and Pulitzer Prize finalist Chloé Cooper Jones about desirability and the ways in which difference is constrained through our social interactions, as well as her own experience as a disabled person. We also discuss some of the ideas in her superb book, Easy Beauty: A Memoir, published by Simon & Schuster in 2022.
John Kaag is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at UMass Lowell and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. John W. Traphagan, Ph.D. is Professor and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a professor in the Program in Human Dimensions of Organizations.