3 thoughts on “Great article on women in philosophy

  1. Yes, it’s very good. Sound, clear, etc.

    I do want to register one thing that seems to me a contrast worth mentioning.

    Beebee says, “nobody, in my experience, has actually jeered at someone while they’re talking in a philosophy seminar, or audibly muttered “stupid woman”, as William Hague recently did.”

    That is certainly NOT my experience. Rather, when I think back, two lines from a poem by Byron come to mind:

    The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
    And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;

  2. Very good article. She should have been one of the contributors for the NYT series. There were a couple stinkers in there.

  3. Really?

    That, I suggest, is what women are doing in philosophy: heading for the saloon bar.

    So it’s all down to the women, who don’t want to face up to a slight social awkwardness.
    It’s not like there’s harassment or discrimination.

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