Contemporary Feminist Philosophy

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Contemp. Feminist Philosophy

Fall 2021

Taught By: Judith Butler

Section: B

CRN: 13686

Credits: 3

We will read a collection of recent books in the field of feminist philosophy, concentrating in the areas of critical phenomenology, moral philosophy, race and the philosophy of science. We will ask what form philosophical argumentation takes in recent feminist work, and consider the interrelations among feminist, queer, trans, decolonial and critical race perspectives as they pose key questions about embodiment, power, and solidarity. Some of the authors we read will meet with the seminar via Zoom on Fridays. They will also assign a text from the history of philosophy that has had a formative effect on their writings. We will ask, how does feminist philosophical writings adapt or rewrite those formative texts at the same time that they engage with key public debates in the present? And what forms of thought and diverse experimental practices inform contemporary feminist philosophical writings as they respond to the demands of contemporary world? Authors include Lisa Guenther, Sara Ahmed, Gayle Salamon, Catherine Clune-Tayler, Elsa Dorlin, Francoise Verges, Veronica Gago, and Amia Srinivasan. This course is only open to NSSR students majoring in philosophy or pursuing the Gender and Sexuality Studies Post Baccalaureate Certificate. Students requesting a seat in the course must do so with this form. This course will be taught by Judith Butler, Distinguished Visiting Professor.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 30, 2021 (Thursday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: October 18, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:30pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1200A

Date Range: 9/28/2021 - 10/22/2021