The Boston Globe has now reported on the study by Buckwalter which showed a difference between men’s and women’s philosophical intuitions, which prompted him to suggest (in the Globe’s words) that:
Perhaps one reason for the dearth of professional female philosophers is that, from freshman seminars on, their intuitions are dismissed as flatly wrong by men. They are told that they just don’t “get it.”
Buckwalter sent us a link to his blog, wanting to know what we thought, and some of you went off and commented on it. Those comments made the news story too.