Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action

Cynthia Kaufman

VIDA Director

I am the Director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action, located in the East Cottage (near the Flint Center Garage)

I can be reached by email at

Click if you want to know about my books: Ideas for Action or Getting Past Capitalism

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Contact Information

Phone: 408.864.8739
Office: East Cottage
VIDA web page: Address: 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014

Ideas for Action

Getting Past Capitalism

Below are some of my articles. For a complete list see my C.V.

Capitalism: Getting Past It

Is Philosophy Anything if it isn't White? in George Yancy ed. The Center Must not Hold. New York: Lexington Books. 2010.

A User's Guide to White Privilege Radical Philosophy Review

Knowledge as Masculine Heroism or Embodied Perception: A Feminist Reading of Knowledge, Will and Desire in Nietzsche." Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy v.13, n. 4, 1998.

The Unforced Force of the More Familiar Argument: A Critique of Habermas' Theory of Communicative Rationality, Philosophy Today v.43, n.4, 2000.

What Does it Feel like to be White? forthcoming in David Kim ed. Passions of the Color Line.

Should we ask if Multiculturalism is Bad for Women: A Review of Susan Moller Okin's Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?" Forthcoming Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy v.17, n. 4, Fall 2002.


Building: East Cottage

Director: Cynthia Kaufman
Phone: 408.864.8739

Program Coordinator: Angelica Esquivel
Phone: 408.864.8993

Student Staff:


Last Updated: 11/28/17