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by UnHerd Staff
Saturday, 18
March 2023

CLIP: Philosopher Susan Neiman on the meaning of woke

by UnHerd Staff

The woke discourse today is confusing because it appeals to emotions traditional to the Left: empathy for the marginalised, indignation at the plight of the oppressed, and determination that historical wrongs can be righted. Those emotions, however, are derailed by a range of theoretical assumptions — usually expressed as self-evident truths — that ultimately undermine them.

Philosopher Susan Neiman joined UnHerd’s Flo Read to discuss the true meaning of the term “woke”. Watch the full video above.

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