Jan 19, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 236 - Feminism in the Arts and Sciences

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WINT

This course addresses underlying philosophical assumptions in the arts and sciences from the perspective of feminist theories and approaches. Through readings of texts by contemporary feminist philosophers, examinations of scientific and artistic practices, as well as scientific case studies and artworks from the Allen Museum, we will address the central issues raised by feminist epistemology and aesthetics. These issues include: systematic gender bias, objectivity, neutrality and impartiality (or lack thereof), epistemic and non-epistemic values in the sciences; conceptions of art versus crafts, the canon, genius, and gaze in the arts. Prerequisites and notes: One course in Philosophy or instructor consent.

Enrollment Limit: 30
Instructor: R. Capdevila Werning

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

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