Hypatia

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Edited By: Sally J. Scholz (Villanova University) Book Review Editor: Shelley Wilcox (San Francisco State University)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 23/39 (Women's Studies)

Online ISSN: 1527-2001

Virtual Issue: Hypatia Essays on the Place of Women in the Profession of Philosophy


Edited by Ann E. Cudd

This virtual issue brings together essays published by Hypatia over a twenty year timespan that address the question of women’s place in the profession of philosophy. It includes essays about women in the history of philosophy, empirical studies of the representation of women at various career stages in careers in philosophy, analytical essays about why women, including specifically women of color, are not reaching parity with white men in the profession, and essays and reports about what women are doing to change the representation of women in philosophy. The issue highlights the efforts that women have made through the centuries and in the pages of this Journal to demand a place for women as philosophers. Read the full introduction here.

I. Women in philosophy in historical perspective

Charlene Haddock Seigfried, 1895 Letter from Harvard Philosophy Department" 8.2 (1993)

Eileen O'Neill, "Early Modern Women Philosophers and the History of Philosophy" 20.3 (2005)

Dorothy Rogers, "The Other Philosophy Club: America’s First Academic Women Philosophers" 24.2 (2009)

Marije Altorf, "After Cursing the Library: Iris Murdoch and the Invisibility of Women in Philosophy" 26.2 (2011)

II. Contemporary analysis of gender exclusion

Alison Wylie, "Women in Philosophy: The Costs of Exclusion -- Editor's Introduction" 26.2 (2011)

Sara Ruddick, " Review of Alcoff, Singing in the Fire" 21.2 (2006)

Sally Haslanger, "Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy: Not by Reason Alone" 23.2 (2008)

Cheshire Calhoun, "The Undergraduate Pipeline Problem" 24.2 (2009)

Molly J. Paxton, Carrie Figdor, and Valerie Tiberius, "Quantifying the Gender Gap: An Empirical Study of the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy" 27.4 (2012)

III. Analysis of Race & Gender exclusion

Kristie Dotson, "Concrete Flowers: Contemplating the Profession of Philosophy" 26.2 (2011)

George Yancy, "Introduction: Situated Voices: Black Women in/on the Profession of Philosophy" 23.2 (2008)

George Yancy, et.al., "Situated Voices: Black Women in/on the Profession of Philosophy" 23.2 (2008)

Lauren Freeman, "Review of Yancy, The Center Must not Hold" 26.2 (2011)

IV. Positive proposals for change: what we are doing about it

Virginia Valian, "Beyond Gender Schemas: Improving the Advancement of Women in Academia" 20.3 (2005)

Kathryn T. Gines, "Being a Black Woman Philosopher: Reflections on Founding the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers" 26.2 (2011)

Louise Antony and Ann Cudd, "The Mentoring Project" 27.2 (2012)

Jacqui Poltera, "Women and the Ethos of Philosophy: Shedding Light on Mentoring and Competition" 26.2 (2011)

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