Courses & Units

Feminist Philosophy HAF319

Introduction

This unit will explore feminist contributions to political philosophy, epistemology (the study of knowledge), ethics, and metaphysics (understandings of the nature of reality). We will examine whether and under what circumstances knowledge is gender-neutral, and whether (and when) the sex of the knower makes a difference. We will ask if women's moral assumptions and judgements actually differ from men's, and how this can inform a feminist politics.

Summary

Unit name Feminist Philosophy
Unit code HAF319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Teaching staff

Dr. Louise Richardson-Self

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090313

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1-hr lecture, 1-hr seminar, weekly; 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)

Assessment

1,000-word essay (15%), 2,500-word essay (35%), class participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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