Recently, Wesley Buckwalter and Stephen Stich have argued that there are different gender philosophical intuitions and that these differences may play a role in explaining the marginalization of women philosophers. To the contrary, I defend the view that intuitions are in part socially constructed and the product of stereotypical behaviours. My paper has two aims: firstly, to offer some speculations about the effect of Buckwalter and Stich’s hypothesis and to focus on whether ‘intuition’ is a gendered notion; secondly, to argue that Buckwalter and Stich’s approach is inadequate, by showing that the data in the studies they report are insufficient to support their conclusion and that their thesis does not comply with the view that gender differs from one society to another.

Intuition, gender and the under-representation of women in philosophy / V. Tripodi. - In: RIVISTA DI ESTETICA. - ISSN 0035-6212. - 58:1 suppl.(2015 Apr), pp. 136-146. [10.4000/estetica.439]

Intuition, gender and the under-representation of women in philosophy

V. Tripodi
2015-04

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Recently, Wesley Buckwalter and Stephen Stich have argued that there are different gender philosophical intuitions and that these differences may play a role in explaining the marginalization of women philosophers. To the contrary, I defend the view that intuitions are in part socially constructed and the product of stereotypical behaviours. My paper has two aims: firstly, to offer some speculations about the effect of Buckwalter and Stich’s hypothesis and to focus on whether ‘intuition’ is a gendered notion; secondly, to argue that Buckwalter and Stich’s approach is inadequate, by showing that the data in the studies they report are insufficient to support their conclusion and that their thesis does not comply with the view that gender differs from one society to another.
gender gap in philosophy; intuitions; gendered notions
Settore M-FIL/03 - Filosofia Morale
Settore M-FIL/02 - Logica e Filosofia della Scienza
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