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Gender Inequality in Philosophy: A Presentation
Start Date: 4/17/2017Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 4/17/2017End Time: 11:30 AM

Event Description:
Speaker: Bradley Wakefield

Plato stated over 2,500 years ago that “men are more inclined to surpass women in all aspects of life.” Aristotle then goes on to say, “women are the incomplete male.” These short-sighted views led many philosophers to the conclusion that women do not belong in philosophy, and more specifically in academia. In fact, these arguments are used repeatedly throughout history. Do they have any substantial ground? How do biological differences imply intellectual differences?
Women do not appear in the philosophical canon until the 20th century. However, women have been studying and practicing philosophy for centuries. Contemporary philosophy courses rarely teach the female philosophers as a pivotal part of the history of philosophy. Professor of Philosophy Bradley Wakefield will argue that the biological differences make little impact on intellectual processes. He will then explore the plethora of women who have made significant contributions to philosophy through other male philosophers. All of whom deserve recognition in the Western canon. An explanation to why these inaccurate arguments made such an impact on Western thought and much more will be presented.
Sponsored by the Macomb Multicultural International Initiatives (MMII).
Pre-registration for MMII events is suggested. Please visit www.macomb.edu to access the My Macomb Portal in order to pre-register. Computer terminals are available at the College Libraries for registration purposes. If you encounter a problem registering for this event through My Macomb, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu. Registration can also be completed at the event.
The 5-digit registration number for this event is: 45802
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44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139
Room: 101

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