PHIL 206 Philosophy of Feminism • 5 Cr.


"A woman may as well grow a beard as be a philosopher" according to Immanuel Kant. Was he right? Develop an understanding of feminism through a theoretical, humanities based framework employing a contemporary feminist analysis of philosophical theories, including ethics, metaphysics and epistemology.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Map the historical movements of feminism in the West. Articulate the regional differences of feminism around the world. Articulate, through written word or discussion, the difference between theoretical and sociological feminist theories. Utilize the language of theoretical feminism in analyzing a variety of texts. Apply philosophical theory of feminism in analyzing a text, evaluating a theory or providing a solution to a theoretical problem in writing. Analyze and evaluate feminist epistemology through discussion and/or philosophical argumentative essays.