Why We Need Philosophy for Girls
Could you name ten women philosophers? How about three? Most people cannot. Women have long been marginalized in the field of philosophy. The book Philosophy for Girls (Oxford University Press, 2020) helps redress the gender imbalance in philosophy by offering a range of essays on perennial yet timely philosophical questions written exclusively by women philosophers. It is directed towards girls and young women interested in philosophy and analytical thinking.
Dr. Margaret Betz (Department of Philosophy and Religion and Gender Studies Program) will host an evening with the editors of Philosophy for Girls. Please join us for a lively discussion about the role women have played in philosophy; their historical marginalization; and how Philosophy for Girls centers women and girls in philosophical inquiry.