Women in Philosophy: Linda Martín Alcoff

In teaching introductory philosophy courses, I find that most of my young students want to adopt one of two pretty extreme general orientations. Either there is one universal truth or standard, or everything is completely relative. I often find myself turning to the work of feminist scholars to illustrate more nuanced alternatives to these positions. … Continue reading Women in Philosophy: Linda Martín Alcoff

Women in Philosophy: Kimberlé Crenshaw

Most of us are familiar with liberation movements that center on some specific aspect of social identity: women’s rights, African American rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrants’ rights, etc.  As identity politics continues to reassert itself in evolving and intriguing ways, the work of Kimberle Crenshaw is crucial. If her name isn’t familiar you still might have … Continue reading Women in Philosophy: Kimberlé Crenshaw

Women in Philosophy: Val Plumwood

Last week my family and I had a lovely little break and enjoyed some quality time together. Vacation. What a treat! Thanks for your patience as this site idled. I want to wade back into blogging by highlighting the work of some brilliant philosophers. Guess what, they're women! Academic philosophy is overwhelmingly homogeneous in terms of … Continue reading Women in Philosophy: Val Plumwood


This month marked the one year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That day a gunman walked into his former school, killed 17 people, and wounded 17 others. The students of the Parkland community responded heroically, coming together in their pain and anger, and inspiring young people … Continue reading Lockdown