women in philosophy – when do they disappear?

I’ll definitely be thinking of the findings connected with this study while planning and executing my Intro to Phil courses this fall.

“Adleberg and Thompson noted that we don’t know exactly why women leave philosophy, but thanks to SPP-supported research by Molly Paxton, Carrie Figdor and Valerie Tiberius, we have some idea of when: the biggest drop in the proportion of women in the philosophy pipeline seems to be from enrollment in an introductory philosophy class to becoming a philosophy major. At Georgia State, for example, women make up about 55 percent of Introduction to Philosophy students but only around 33 percent of philosophy majors.”

Read more: Tania Lombrozo, “Name Five Women in Philosophy. Bet You Can’t.”

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