Special Issue on Philosophy, Gender, and Implicit Bias

The Journal of Social Philosophy has just published a special issue on “Gender, Implicit Bias, and Philosophical Methodology,” co-edited by Margaret Crouch and Lisa Schwartzman. It’s the September 2012 issue (Vol. 43, Issue 3), and is now available online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-9833

Special Issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy (ed. Margaret A. Crouch and Lisa H. Schwartzman)
Vol 43, Issue 3 (September 2012)

This volume brings work on women in philosophy together with recent scholarship on subtle forms of discrimination, especially implicit bias. The articles address the ways that implicit bias might explain the low numbers of women in the profession, as well as the possible implications of implicit bias for philosophical methodology. Questions are raised about the possibility of gendered “intuitions” in experimental philosophy, and about the socio-political effects of certain styles of philosophical argumentation. Focusing on implicit bias and other subtle forms of sexism, several authors examine the profession of philosophy, including the systems of ranking and evaluating one another’s work, and the roles that philosophy plays within increasingly corporatized universities. Questions about possible routes for change and about moral responsibility for implicit bias are also discussed. The volume is edited by Margaret A. Crouch and Lisa H. Schwartzman and includes essays by Margaret A. Crouch, Louise Antony, Jennifer Saul, Jules Holroyd, Lisa H. Schwartzman, Phyllis Rooney, Peggy DesAutels, and Kathryn Norlock.

Table of Contents

Margaret A. Crouch and Lisa H. Schwartzman, “Introduction”
Margaret A. Crouch, “Implicit Bias and Gender (and other sorts of) Diversity in Philosophy and the Academy in the Context of the Corporatized University”
Louise Antony, “Different Voices or Perfect Storm: Why Are There So Few Women in Philosophy?”
Jennifer Saul, “Ranking Exercises in Philosophy and Implicit Bias”
Jules Holroyd, “Responsibility for Implicit Bias”
Lisa H. Schwartzman, “Intuition, Thought Experiments, and Philosophical Method: Feminism and Experimental Philosophy”
Phyllis Rooney, “When Philosophical Argumentation Impedes Social and Political Progress”
Peggy DesAutels, “Moral Perception and Responsiveness”
Kathryn Norlock, “Gender Perception as a Habit of Moral Perception: Implications for Philosophical Methodology and Introductory Curriculum”

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