PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Misogyny and Dehumanization
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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What is oppression? What is distinctive about gender-based oppression? How does gender-based oppression relate to other forms of oppression (e.g., racism, transphobia, etc.)? What are the best ways to respond to oppression? In this seminar, we will begin by looking at some classic work on oppression, its various dimensions, and how those dimensions interact with each other. We will then turn to some more recent theorizing on misogyny and dehumanization, and their relationship to gender-based oppression. We will also consider avenues of response to gender-based oppression. Along the way, we will read philosophers, feminist theorists, critical race theorists, legal theorists, and more.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to philosophy. Previous experience in philosophy will not be required or assumed, nor will familiarity with any particular sport.

Class Format:

two 1.5 hour lectures with lots of discussion per week.


PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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