Women in philosophy

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. 

Starts: Sept. 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick
Format: Presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Simonede Beauvoir as a thinker of oppression

Sept. 3, 2015 Lecturer: Emma NcNicol (Monash Uni)

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Judith Butler: Performing the borders between feminist and queer objects

Sept. 10, 2015 Lecturer: Carolyn D'Cruz (La Trobe)

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Luce Irigaray and the philosophy of sexual difference feminism

Sept. 17, 2015 Lecturer: Rebecca Hill (RMIT)

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Reading A Room of One's Own in 2015: What makes a woman writer?

Sept. 24, 2015 Lecturer: Ellena Savage (The Lifted Brow)

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Judith Jarvis Thomson and the ethics of abortion

Oct. 1, 2015 Lecturer: Emily Vicendese (Melbourne Uni)

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Julia Kristeva and women's identity in time

Oct. 8, 2015 Lecturer: Grace Tarpey (Lacan Circle of Melbourne)

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