Is what we think, say and write inherently gendered? Why does the activist need philosophy? Where are we at with the whole “body/mind” thing? This course will introduce and explore the work of some of the greatest modern thinkers - philosophers who have opened up new possibilities in politics, language, gender, identity and ethics. Many of these philosophers are still living. All of them have produced groundbreaking work whose relevance lies at the centre of contemporary philosophical and political discourse. All of them are women.
The Alderman (upstairs), 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick
45 minute presentation, 45 minute open discussion
Simone de Beauvoir as a thinker of oppression
Judith Butler: Performing the borders between feminist and queer objects
Luce Irigaray and the philosophy of sexual difference feminism
Reading A Room of One’s Own in 2015: What makes a woman writer?