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Gail Presbey
University of Detroit Mercy
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The paper points out ways in which philosophy can be taught from a global feminist perspective without falling into typical Eurocentric pitfalls. For example, African women's practices of cliterodectomy can be studied thoughtfully and in context, with attention to both sides of the issue, instead of covering the topic for its shock value as a strategy to convince students that relativism is wrong. The paper covers a reading list and topics that both cover feminist critiques of the prevalent male philosophical canon, and coverage of feminist philosophy topics with sources that share perspectives of women from Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
Keywords Feminist philosophy  Teaching  Africa  Latin America
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