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.
|Unit name||Feminist Philosophy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
1-hr lecture, 1-hr seminar, weekly; 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)
1,000-word essay (15%), 2,500-word essay (35%), class participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)
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