SH12 Gender and Race

Gender and race occupy an important role in our social lives, and are increasingly the object of philosophical attention. In this course we will consider questions concerning the nature of gender and race, gender and race concepts and the ethics of employing such concepts, as well as the ways in which gender and race affect us in our capacity as knowers. This course aims to offer students an overview of the main contemporary debates in the philosophy of gender and race, together with drawing the implications for society of the relevant research results.

The course will be looking at discussions about gender and race in four sub-disciplines of philosophy:

  1. The Epistemology of Gender and Race
  2. The Metaphysics of Gender and Race
  3. The Philosophy of Race and Gender Concepts
  4. The Ethics of Gender and Race