Women in philosophy: what needs to change?

Edited by Dr Katrina Hutchison (Macquarie University) and Dr Fiona Jenkins (Australian National University), and including contributions from leading philosophers Marilyn Friedman, Jennifer Saul and Helen Beebee, this volume collects a series of critical essays by female philosophers pursuing the question of why philosophy continues to be inhospitable to women and what can be done to change it. The essays address problems of women's under-representation and lack of seniority in the discipline and its resistance to the many feminist critiques of patriarchal orientation over a 2000 year history. Multiple perspectives are brought to bear on interpretation and potential remedy including those afforded by empirical psychology, institutional analysis, theories of discrimination and philosophy itself.

The book is published by Oxford University Press and was launched at ANU by Professor Alison Wylie, in May 2014.

Available for purchase from the Co-op Bookshop.




Gender Institute

Date posted

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Event type

Book launch

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