‘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.
The Royal Institute of Philosophy Interview: Jenny Saul and Nadia Mehdi
Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Women in Academia, by Jenny Saul
- 'Why Prioritising Women and Children In the Refugee Crisis Is a Terrible Idea' by Jennifer Saul in the New Statesman, 8 September 2015.
- 'Male domination of philosophy ‘must end’' by Jennifer Saul in The Times Higher Education, 7 March 2013.
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
- Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (2017) 'Hermeneutical injustice and the problem of authority', Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (3) 3.
- Jules Holroyd (2016) Feminism and Well-being, in Routledge Handbook of Well-being, ed. G. Fletcher, Routledge.
- Jennifer Saul (2014) ‘Stop Thinking (So Much) About ‘Sexual Harassment’’ in The Journal of Applied Philosophy 31 (3).
- Jules Holroyd (2013) 'Feminist Metaethics', in The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. H. LaFollette.
- Jules Holroyd (2009) 'Relational Autonomy and Paternalistic Interventions', Res Publica 15(4).
- Jennifer Saul (2003) Feminism: Issues and Arguments, Oxford University Press.