Philosophy 190

Spring 2019

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
190 Proseminar: Feminism and Philosophy Crockett MW 5-6:30 Dwinelle 279

This seminar will be an examination of various topics at the intersection of feminist theory and philosophy. We will begin by considering some conceptual questions in feminist theory, such as: What is feminism? What is sexism and oppression? What is gender? With this background in hand we will then explore some of the contributions that feminist philosophy has made to areas of traditional philosophical interest, especially epistemology, value theory and ontology. Readings will be drawn primarily from the writings of contemporary scholars.

This seminar is intended for philosophy majors who have had at least two philosophy courses. In special cases, however, permission to take the seminar may be granted by the instructor.

Enrollment is limited to 15 and by application only. Preference will be given to advanced Philosophy students.

To apply, students should submit a brief statement (a few sentences) to the instructor via email ( ), explaining their interest in this seminar and their background in philosophy. Those accepted for the seminar will be notified and given their course enrollment code via email.

Previously taught: FL18, SP18, FL17, SP16, FL15, SP15, FL14, SP13.