Women in philosophy: what needs to change?

Event type: Book launch

Event date: Monday, 5 May 2014 - 7:00pm

Event venue: Upstairs foyer, Sir Roland Wilson Building, McCoy Circuit, ANU

Edited by Dr Katrina Hutchison and Dr Fiona Jenkins, 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 will be launched by Alison Wylie, professor of Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Washington (Seattle), following her public lecture 'Standpoint Theory and the Formation of Gender Archaeology'.

Refreshments will be served during the launch.

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