Philosophy is conceptually fundamental to theoretical and scientific discourse. Yet traditionally it exhibits profound forms of gender bias. In recent decades, feminist philosophers have sought to remedy this situation, and we will consider some of the main themes of this work: oppression and intersectionality, embodied experience, objectivity in knowledge, ethics and autonomy, and the prospects for feminist politics. Overall, the course will provide a substantial introduction to feminist philosophy that will complement students’ work in gender studies, and provide opportunities to reflect in new ways on their own experience.
Instructor: B. Smyth
Hybrid - M 1 - 1:50, Location TBD
Crosslisted as PHIL 390