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Book Display: Philosophy of Feminism

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library,
Book Display: Philosophy of Feminism

The Social Sciences, Philosophy, and Religion department is featuring a new book display for the month of January: The Philosophy of Feminism. 

Feminism is not just a general belief that women are equal to men, or a social movement from another era.  It is a powerful collection of ideas within the philosophical tradition that continues to challenge great thinkers and everyday people alike.  As the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy defines it, feminist philosophy “is a discussion of philosophical concerns that refuses to identify the human experience with the male experience. Writing from a variety of perspectives, feminist philosophers challenge several areas of traditional philosophy on the grounds that they fail (1) to take seriously women’s interests, identities, and issues; and (2) to recognize women’s ways of being, thinking, and doing as valuable as those of men.” 

Our ever-changing display features writers throughout the history of philosophy who have defied dominant ideas and sexual stereotypes, including John Stuart Mill, Mary Wollstonecraft, Shulamith Firestone, Simone de Beauvoir, and bell hooks.  It also attempts to represent myriad perspectives by including works on men and feminism, black and Chicana feminisms, as well as non-Western takes on feminist issues.

To request a copy of the bibliography, please email  to social@lapl.org  Come check it out!