Philosophical Perspective on Woman

PHIL U241
3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Philosophy II: Knowledge and Morality

This course introduces students to feminist philosophy by examining major theories that have supported feminism both as a political and as a philosophical movement.  It examines the philosophical principles underlying important schools of feminist inquiry–liberal, Marxist, and radical feminism. Discussions center on themes that explore the relationship between knowledge and reality concerning the "nature" of woman and man.  Students reflect on the role of science, religion, philosophy, and the media in grounding and shaping ethical, social, and political discourses about women.

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite