Responding to Morally Flawed Historical Philosophers and Philosophies

Authors: Victor Fabian Abundez-Guerra and Nathan Nobis Categories: Ethics, Historical Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Metaphilosophy Wordcount: 1000 Many historically-influential philosophers had profoundly wrong moral views or behaved very badly. Aristotle thought women were “deformed men” and that some people were slaves “by nature.” Descartes had disturbing views about non-human animals. … Continue reading Responding to Morally Flawed Historical Philosophers and Philosophies

Mary Astell’s “A Serious Proposal to the Ladies” (1694)

Author:  Simone Webb Category: Historical Philosophy, Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Education Word Count:  978 Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is established in the popular imagination as the “first feminist,” but another philosopher provided a systematic analysis of women’s subjugated condition and a call for female education nearly a century before … Continue reading Mary Astell’s “A Serious Proposal to the Ladies” (1694)

Feminism Part 2: The Difference Approach

Author: Annaleigh Curtis Category: Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Social and Political Philosophy Word Count: 1000 Editor’s Note: This essay is the second in a two-part series authored by Annaleigh on the topic of philosophical feminism. The first essay can be viewed here. As I noted in Part 1 of this series, strands of thought that arise out of political … Continue reading Feminism Part 2: The Difference Approach

Feminism Part 1: The Sameness Approach

Author: Annaleigh Curtis Category: Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Social and Political Philosophy Word Count: 990 Editor's Note: This essay is the first in a two-part series authored by Annaleigh on the topic of philosophical feminism. The second essay can be viewed here. In both academic and non-academic discussions of feminism, there is sometimes a lack of appreciation for … Continue reading Feminism Part 1: The Sameness Approach