Rebecca Kukla comments on Facebook: “Um. Some one(s) thought this was funny but it seems super offensive to me. Philosophy conference as mostly naked mostly male combat sport with lots of chaotic fighting? Ugggghh.”and “I’m super annoyed at this.the whole keynote speaker as macho he-man warrior is also too much to bear. Can you imagine if the genders were reversed and they had the two female keynotes’ heads superimposed on the bodies of nearly naked hypersexualized models?”
And it’s a bioethics conference, a sub-field in Philosophy not exactly known for its shortage of women.
Better imagery please. I worry that this one perpetuates the worst stereotypes of philosophers, all combative and male.