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Women Philosophers

(Age 13+) Meets 5 weeks - no class on w/c May 7

  • Started 22 Apr
  • 55 British pounds
  • Zoom class

Service Description

This class will explore women in philosophy. We will meet several amazing philosophers. We will also investigate feminist philosophy. A possible course structure might be: Session 1: Women Philosophers in History - Where Are Their Voices? - Linda Tuhiwai Smith (1950-) - Māori scholar known for decolonizing methodologies and centering Indigenous philosophies. - Gayatri Spivak (1942-) - Pioneering postcolonial theorist who interrogated the "subaltern" and Western epistemological marginalization. Session 2: Feminist Pioneers and Revolutionaries - Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) - British writer whose influential work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman laid the foundations for feminist philosophy. - Olympe de Gouges (1748-1793) - French playwright and activist who authored the powerful Declaration of the Rights of Woman during the French Revolution. - Emma Goldman (1869-1940) - Russian-American anarchist known for her fierce criticism of capitalist exploitation, marriage, and advocacy for women's emancipation. Session 3: The Personal is Philosophical - Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) - Existentialist philosopher whose The Second Sex theorized the situatedness of becoming a woman. - Audre Lorde (1934-1992) - Black feminist writer exploring intersections of race, gender, sexuality and chronic illness in works like The Cancer Journals. - Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) - Pioneering investigative journalist and activist whose anti-lynching campaigns exemplified intersectional feminist praxis. - Simone Weil (1909-1943) - French mystic philosopher grappling with oppression, uprooted-ness and humanity's spiritual needs. Session 4: Ethics Reconsidered - Nel Noddings (1929-) - Founder of the ethics of care, re-envisioning moral theory through an ethics of relation and caring motivation. - G.E.M. Anscombe (1919-2001) - British analytic philosopher celebrated for resurrecting and developing virtue ethics in modern philosophy. - Martha Nussbaum (1947-) - Philosopher developing the capabilities approach and integrating virtue ethics, feminism and human development. - Philippa Foot (1920-2010) - Influential moral philosopher using examples and thought experiments to revive virtue-based ethics. Session 5: Future and Frontiers - Donna Haraway (1944-) - Pioneering feminist theorist of technoscience studies, known for figurations like the cyborg and companion species.

Cancellation Policy

We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.

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