Feminist philosophy refers to philosophy approached from a feminist perspective. Feminist philosophy involves both attempts to use the methods of philosophy to further the cause of the feminist movements, and attempts to criticise or re-evaluate the ideas of traditional philosophy from within a feminist framework.
FACULTY DOING RESEARCH IN FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY INCLUDE:
- Tommy Curry’s interest in Feminist philosophy could be best described as a survey of alternative discourses investigating race, class, gender and culture outside of the traditional feminist lens. While having an extensive background in Black feminism, most of Prof. Curry’s interests are in: Africana Womanism, specifically its arguments against Black feminism; Critical Race Feminism, and the theoretical viability of intersectionality. In terms of intellectual history, Prof. Curry is interested in looking at Africana women like Anna Julia Cooper, Ida B. Wells, Drucilla Houston, and Black women sociologists in the 1970’s like Joyce Ladner’s construction of “Womanism.” Professor Curry also actively interested in studies of Black Manhood. His work largely looks at Black men’s understanding of sex at the turn of the century.
- Claire Katz
- Linda Radzik has written on justice in the family. She is currently interested in how relational ontologies change the way we think about moral theory.
- Kristi Sweet‘s interest in Feminist philosophy primarily concerns the social and political aspect of that tradition. She is also interested in the work of Luce Irigaray, and the relation of feminist thought to the history of philosophy more broadly.