Discriminating well: On excellence in philosophy and ways of seeing disciplinary space

By Fiona Jenkins

 

Abstract

The current discourse on gender equity in universities most often situates itself in relation to eliminating bias and ensuring objectivity in rankings of excellence. With a focus on the discipline of philosophy, the article asks whether we thereby miss what is both important to contest but also cultivate in social worlds that are organized by their ever-partial and imperfect forms of discrimination in judgment. An approach based in efforts to engage in socio-political regulation of discrimination is proposed as advantageous.

Citation: Jenkins, F. (2017). Discriminating well: On excellence in philosophy and ways of seeing disciplinary space. Rivista di Estetica, 64,103-117.

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