Do men and women have different philosophical intuitions? Further data

Philosophical Psychology 28 (5):615-641 (2015)
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Eddy Nahmias
Georgia State University
Morgan Thompson
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract
To address the underrepresentation of women in philosophy effectively, we must understand the causes of the early loss of women. In this paper we challenge one of the few explanations that has focused on why women might leave philosophy at early stages. Wesley Buckwalter and Stephen Stich offer some evidence that women have different intuitions than men about philosophical thought experiments. We present some concerns about their evidence and we discuss our own study, in which we attempted to replicate their results for 23 different responses to 14 scenarios . We also conducted a literature search to see if other philosophers or psychologists have tested for gender differences in philosophical intuitions. Based on our findings, we argue that that it is unlikely that gender differences in intuitions play a significant role in driving women from philosophy.
Keywords Gender Differences  Thought Experiments  Intuitions  Underrepresentation of Women
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DOI 10.1080/09515089.2013.878834
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