Feminism in Analytic Philosophy


Michaelmas 2012, Oxford

Thursdays 10.30am - 12.30pm, Weeks 1-8

The Graduate Training Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building

(Weeks 4&5: All Souls College)


All readings, unless otherwise indicated, are from The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy (Fricker and Hornsby, eds.)

Week 1. Epistemology (Langton, "Exclusion and objectification"; M. Fricker, "Pluralism without postmodernism"; R. Rorty, “Feminism and Pragmatism”, Tanner Lecture 1990) -- presented by Amia Srinivasan [handout], Feminist Epistemology” (lecture notes)


Week 2. History of Philosophy (Lloyd, "Appropriating the past") -- presented by Paul Lodge [handout]

Week 3. Political Philosophy (Bubeck, "Women's difference") -- presented by Pamela Anderson [handout]

Week 4. Philosophy of Science (Wylie, "Making sense of contingency and constraint") – Antony Eagle [handout]

Week 5. Ethics (Friedman, "Conceptions of autonomy"; Jaggar, "Moral justification") -- presented by Paula Boddington [handout]

Week 6. Week 6: Philosophy of Mind (James, "The question of personal identity") -- Anil Gomes [handout]

Week 7. Metaphysics (Haslanger, "Negotiating the natural") – presented by Nakul Krishna [handout]

Week 8. Women in Philosophy: A Practical Discussion (Selected readings from the "Gender, Implicit Bias and Philosophical Methodology" issue of Journal of Social Philosophy); Paula Boddington, “The Secret Agent” (manuscript)

To participate, please email amia.srinivasan@all-souls.ox.ac.uk