‘Feminism’ is a term that evades easy definition. However, philosophers that work in the field of feminism take a special interest in the inequalities related to gender and, most obviously, the systematic injustices visited upon women. Jennifer Saul has written a widely-read introductory text to the field and with Helen Beebee, she published a report for the British Philosophical Association and SWIP UK entitled "Women in Philosophy in the UK: A Report". This report presents the first ever study of the gender imbalance in UK philosophy and provides a list of recommendations to combat it.

In addition to Jennifer Saul, Jules Holroyd and Komarine Romdenh-Romluc also work in this field.

Digital artefacts

The Royal Institute of Philosophy Interview: Jenny Saul and Nadia Mehdi

Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Women in Academia, by Jenny Saul

Related Learning Opportunities

'Philosophy of Sex' is a first year module that engages with moral issues related to sex.

'Feminism' can be taken in second or third year.

'Phenomenology' is a third-year module that touches on feminist themes.



Sample academic writings