Teaching Christine de Pizan in Turkey

Gender and Education 25 (5):595-605 (2013)
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Sandrine Berges
Bilkent University
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An important part of making philosophy as a discipline gender equal is to ensure that female authors are not simply wiped out of the history of philosophy. This has implications for teaching as well as research. In this context, I reflect on my experience of teaching a text by medieval philosopher Christine de Pizan as part of an introductory history of philosophy course taught to Turkish students in law, political science, and international relations. I describe the challenges I encountered, the ways in which I dealt with them, and draw some conclusions based on my observations and feedback obtained at the end of the course.
Keywords Christine de Pizan  Teaching  Turkey  Feminist History of Philosophy
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