Feminist Philosophy Reading Group


We meet on Sundays at 15:00 in the back room of Drouthy Neebor’s. The discussion is informal, and the group is open to all, regardless of philosophical experience. Feel free to attend all the sessions, or just one particular one that interests you.
Upcoming Group Discussions
17 November
Okin, Susan Moller. “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?”
26 November
Feminist Philosophy of Language
3 December
Feminist IR Theory
Previous Discussions
Haslanger, Sally. “Race and Gender: (What) Are They? (What) Do We Want Them To Be?
Defining race and gender in a way that makes them politically useful concepts.
Nussbaum, Martha. “Objectification” (Chapter 26 in Soble, “The Philosophy of Sex)
Understanding the ways in which a person can be objectified, whether morally good or bad. Explores the topic through literature.
Young, Iris Marion. “Throwing Like A Girl”
Explores how boys and girls are socialised to move their bodies in gendered ways.
Fricker, Miranda. “Silence and Institutional Prejudice”
An account of epistemic injustice, focusing on not treating someone as a source of testimonial knowledge because of prejudices.
Butler, Judith. “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory”
Being socialised into a gender role providesĀ a set of guidelines that constrain how an individual creates their embodied self.

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