An Argument from Rationality to Equality: A Tool for Feminists


Location: O'Shaughnessy Hall, Room 339

Jim Sterba, professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Contemporary feminists no longer need not be impeded by postmodern relativism when trying to defend their egalitarian agenda. Happily, the resources of contemporary analytical philosophy can now provide the rational and moral foundation for the egalitarian agenda that feminists want to defend and more.

Professor Sterba’s areas of interest include ethics, political philosophy, environmental ethics, and philosophy of peace and justice. Some of his published books include Affirmative Action for the Future (2009), Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men? (2008), Affirmative Action and Racial Preference (2003), and Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy (1994).

Sponsored by the Gender Studies Program