Course introduces students to philosophy and feminism through a critical discussion of these and other questions assigned materials include historical and contemporary texts, art in the metropolitan museum. Feminism definition is - the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. What is feminist philosophy how are philosophy and feminism related can philosophy inform feminism can feminism improve philosophy this course addresses these questions, focusing on the impact of feminist thinking within several areas of philosophy, in particular philosophy of language, metaphysics and epistemology. A third of the faculty and a growing number of graduate students in philosophy have active research and teaching interests in feminist philosophy of science and applied ethics, as well as the philosophical underpinnings of gender studies.
By lindsey stewart when i mention to fellow conference participants in various philosophy circles that i work on zora neale hurston, i often get a polite smile. We will also discuss the feminist arguments about how femininity, as it is currently practiced and understood, is a psychological form of sexist social conditioning the focus of the course will be on the variety of possible positions and debates within feminism. Feminism is a range of political movements, psychoanalysis and philosophy feminist theory aims to understand gender inequality and focuses on gender politics. Writing about feminist philosophy feminist philosophy is an approach to life and thought that sees events and situations through a lens of gender.
How feminism is re-writing the philosophical canon professor charlotte witt the alfred p stiernotte memorial lecture in philosophy at quinnipiac college, october 2, 1996. With jessica gordon-roth's specialization in feminist philosophy and roy t cook's attention on mathematical logic, semantic paradoxes, and the aesthetics of lego sculptures, they might seem like an unlikely pair of collaborators. The cambridge companion to feminism in philosophy edited by miranda fricker heythrop college, university of london and jennifer hornsby birkbeck college, university of london. Notre dame philosophical reviews is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal that publishes timely reviews of scholarly philosophy books idealism, pragmatism, and feminism: the philosophy of ella lyman cabot // reviews // notre dame philosophical reviews // university of notre dame.
Feminist philosophy of science, that is, has been formed in the context of two different challenges: building oppositional epistemologies to ground feminist scholarship in the social sciences and humanities, and offering critiques and recon. Philosophy theses department of philosophy 4-21-2008 the concept of woman: feminism after the essentialism critique feminist cannot talk about women in a way. Aos: open, but the department is interested in medieval philosophy, history of analytic philosophy, american philosophy, non-western philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, and history and philosophy of science. Bauer's subtle and original elucidation of beauvoir's philosophical relationship to descartes, hegel, and sartre is a truly important contribution to the field of feminism and philosophy—and to feminist theory in general.
Feminist epistemology feminist epistemology is an outgrowth of both feminist theorizing about gender and traditional epistemological concerns feminist epistemology is a loosely organized approach to epistemology, rather than a particular school or theory. Summary: feminist philosophy both critiques and contributes to all fields of philosophy it has moved beyond its original insight that gendered power deeply colors the methods and substance of philosophy. In sandra lee bartky's article, towards a phenomenology of feminist consciousness, she defines feminist's consciousness as a transformation that takes places that causes a woman to start looking at aspects of society in a different light.
Chapter 1 / a feminist turn in philosophy 3 art as predominantly white and euro- american feminists criticize the hidden prejudices and prob. Foucault and feminist philosophy of disability is a distinctive contribution to growing discussions about how power operates within the academic field of philosophy by combining the work of michel foucault, the insights of philosophy of disability and feminist philosophy, and data derived from empirical research, shelley l tremain. Radical feminism is a philosophy emphasizing the patriarchal roots of inequality between men and women, or, more specifically, the social domination of women by men radical feminism views patriarchy as dividing societal rights, privileges, and power primarily along the lines of sex, and as a result. Feminism in philosophy - massachusetts institute of technology.