Keynote Speaker:

Carrie Figdor

Carrie Figdor is an associate professor at the University of Iowa. She will be discussing the diversity problem facing the philosophical community, and the role that women play in it. 

 

Abstract:

 

Philosophy has long been a male dominated profession, from Socrates and his predecessors to contemporary philosophy practiced in a professional university setting. In this talk I’ll explore how the gendered tradition of philosophy harms those who do not fit the Socratic stereotype, why philosophy has lagged behind many sciences and humanities disciplines in bringing in women and minorities into the field, and what is being done to change these traditional norms.