Are there any textbooks out there, suitable for an undergrad course (intro or advanced) in metaphysics, which include a respectable number of papers by women philosophers (i.e. more than a token one or two)? I’ve been hunting around Amazon and other sites for a little while and there’s a depressing consistency to the over-representation of men in all the books I’ve found so far.
Your suggestions, especially if you have experience trying to teach a metaphysics course with a decent gender balance in the reading list, are most welcome. Of course I’ve already had a look at the excellent Women’s Works
project, but so far that hasn’t turned up something like an edited collection that could serve as the primary text for an undergrad course.
The 21st Century Monads have made “I Like to See the Ladies”/Gendered Conference Campaign T-Shirts! Buy them here.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a sea of these at the APA? Don’t know if they’d arrive on time, but it’s worth a shot! (Thanks, Kris!)
In fact, we saw half of this before, but not Simon has finished it!
By a very satisfying vote of 65 to 31, the U.S. Senate voted today to repeal the 17-year-old ban on gays serving openly in the military. I know, this paraphrasing is complicated by the fact that gay service prior to these 17 years wasn’t unfettered, either. But the goofy torture of this benighted bill was that it acknowledged how wrong Reagan-era pursuit of purging gays from the military was, while affirming, with the presidential seal, that men and women who find enforced closeting to be demeaning and undignified are ‘correctly’ punished for exercising the ordinary privilege of laying claim to their identities.