|Philosophy of Gender - 38974 - PHIL 194 - 70|
Enrollment priority will be given to students taking the course as a core second Philosophy course.
This course aims to help you clarify some of the conceptual and argumentative frameworks used in discussions of gender issues. At the end of the course, you will have a more nuanced
understanding of the following topics: the appeal to science and nature in claims about gender, the distinction between sex and gender, the notion of autonomy and how it relates to the nature of moral relations, and non-western critiques of western feminism.
Some of the questions we will consider are:
Can women be said to constitute an oppressed group?
To what extent can biology explain behavioral difference between men, women or other groups?
Are the notions of masculinity and femininity socially constructed?
Do women’s experiences yield a specific moral outlook?
Do the notions of autonomy and justice that emerge from women’s experiences differ from more traditional conceptions?
What moral frameworks do women in third world societies operate under?
Associated Term: Spring 2020
Registration Dates: Nov 04, 2019 to Jan 13, 2020
Attributes: SFS-Q/CULP Social Science, SFS-Q/Second Core Philosophy, Core: Philosophy/General
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