Feminist Freedom (PHI2254.01)

Catherine McKeen

Feminism imagines a world free of gender-based oppression and injustice. But what exactly does such freedom involve? In this course, we’ll investigate the interplay between gender, feminist theory, and philosophical views about freedom. Some prompting questions include: Is individual freedom enough? Does feminist freedom include freedom from gender? Is affirmative consent sufficient for genuine sexual freedom? How does politics shape desire? Should feminists oppose pornography? Does feminist freedom include sex work? Likely readings include work by: bell hooks, Talia Mae Bettcher, Andrea Long Chu, Kate Manne, Amia Srinivasan, and Iris Marion Young.

Learning Outcomes:
• De-code and make sense of primary source texts
• Ask strong questions, engage thoughtfully with a range of philosophical views
• Analyze philosophical views and arguments
• Develop your ideas in writing using appropriate evidence and support

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: One time only

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