Lydia Moland, associate professor of philosophy, had her piece “For Our Cause is Just” published in the web edition of The Paris Review July 7. The essay discusses the writings and views of American abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, “a crusader for justice.” Child “devoted her formidable talents for research, rhetoric, and philosophical argument to pricking her fellow citizens’ consciences,” Moland said. “She wrote with empathy about suffering southerners and was unsparing of northern hypocrisy.”

Moland also participated on WBUR’s Christopher Lydon program Open Source July 13 in which she discussed Child. Moland was one of four guests on the show titled “The Concord Circle & the Birth of American Philosophy.” Hear Moland speak beginning at 18:33.

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