Faculty of Arts

PHIL 213

Philosophy and Gender


A selection of philosophical issues which arise within feminist thinking, such as: the nature of sexual equality; the relation between gender and embodiment; feminist rejections of the traditional oppositions of mind to body, nature to culture, emotion to reason; concepts of patriarchy, oppression and exploitation and their use in feminist analyses of women’s social position. Texts will include works by de Beauvoir, Irigaray, Butler, as well as Foucault and Freud.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012




PHIL 213: 15.0 points


30 points from courses in Philosophy and/or Political Studies and/or Women’s Studies

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