Johnathan Flowers

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Worcester State University. His doctoral dissertation, Mono no Aware as a Poetics of Gender, bridged John Dewey’s aesthetics of experience and Motoori Norinaga’s affective poetics of mono no aware to develop an affective theory of gender. His current research expands upon his doctoral work on the affective ground of experience and embodiment through American Pragmatism, Phenomenology and East-Asian Philosophy to develop an affective poetics of personhood. Flowers also focuses on Pragmatist and cross-cultural approaches to machine intelligence, consciousness, and science and technology studies, specifically with a focus on algorithmic bias.

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