Philosophy Colloquium: Danny Herwitz

Negotiating Offence of Rhodesian Proportion: On the Removal of Statues

The fall 2022 Philosophy Colloquium series presents Danny Herwitz (University of Michigan).

Daniel Herwitz is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Comp Lit, Hist of Art, Philosophy and Art & Design.

Contestation around the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town in 2015, prompted by the student RhodesMustFall campaign, represents a window into questions of race, art and inequality as they played out some twenty five years into the South African democracy. Above all the question of offense, its failure of resolution then, and how offense might ideally be resolved generally.

(please note the unusual place and time


3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022


Social Sciences 128

Event Contacts

Jonathan Weinberg