PHIL/WMST 275H.001 – Honors Moral and Philosophical Issues of Gender in Society

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Instructor: Susan Wolf. This course meets MW 10:10 – 11:25 a.m. in CW 103.

This course will examine some basic concepts central to feminist theory, such as oppression, sexism, gender, and equality, and explore the ways in which a feminist perspective casts a variety of philosophical and ethical issues in a different light. Questions that will be discussed include: To what extent do men and women have different natures, and what implications does this have for the idea of equal treatment? Should differences between men and women be celebrated or minimized? Can an act or a practice be objectionably sexist if it is totally voluntary? What counts as rape? Is pornography harmful to women?