Feminism is a political movement which aims to end the oppression of women. Feminist philosophy is concerned with theoretical investigations of central concepts and methodologies which are meant to support the pursuit of feminist agendas.
The course addresses key questions in feminist philosophy such as the following: What is to be a ‘woman’? What is gender? How does gender interact with other features, such as race, class, and sexuality? Do men and women have distinctive ways of acting and knowing? What is gender injustice? Do sex and pornography subordinate women? Does capitalism essentially rely on patriarchy?