"It is in our bodies and brains where the battle over the realization of political ideals of inclusion and equality is being decided."

Vulnerable Minds,  p. 187

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“Liya Yu develops a novel political framework that builds on neuroscientific discoveries to rethink the social contract. She argues that our political selves should be understood in terms of our shared social capacities, especially our everyday exclusionary tendencies. Yu contends that cognitive dehumanization is the most crucial disruptor of cooperation and solidarity, and liberal values-based discourse is inadequate against it…. ” 

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  • Lecture at National Chengchi University Mar 21

    National Chengchi University, Wenshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

  • Lecture at Université Paris Cité Feb 2

    Université Paris Cité, Paris, France

  • Lecture at Asienhaus Köln Jan 22

    Asienhaus Köln, Köln, Germany.

  • Interview with PhilosopHER Podcast Jan 29