Welcome to the first week of Feminist Philosophy! This site is an online resource for Professor Shawn C. Doubiago’s Feminist Philosophy course at Berkeley City College. Here you will find useful information regarding our weekly lectures, online version of hand-outs, and other useful information. On the column on the right side is contact information and office hours, the course syllabus, an archive of posts, and links to various support services offered at BCC that may be useful to you.
Week 1: Aside from going through attendance and enrollment questions, we were able to discuss some very interesting texts to begin our journey through feminist philosophy. During the first class we discussed Chapters 1-3 of Genesis (PDF) and a myth of Hesiod entitled “Creation of Woman” (PDF). These texts highlight the precarious situation and role woman have found themselves in since the “beginning.”
This is a link to an online version of the Hesiod myth: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~felluga/prometheussf.html
Next Week: We will be discussing the Cornelia A. Tsakiridou’s article “Philosophy Abandons Woman,” the first reading assigned in the syllabus. This article will be in your reader, which is available at:
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Although the syllabus says we will discuss Plato, Socrates and Sappho during our first week, this will actually be the focus of the second week. There are no readings regarding these three in your reader, they will be provided in handouts next class. See you then!