Beyond Aristotle: Researchers seek greater diversity in philosophy

University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants recipients ask serious questions — and propose tangible solutions — to the enduring diversity debate in philosophy

“Philosophy has a real diversity problem,” says Megan Delehanty, an assistant philosophy professor and the principal grant holder for the University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants project, Diversifying Our Syllabi. “Slightly over 20 per cent of tenured faculty in North America are female and even fewer are from an ethnic minority. In philosophy, we seem to be teaching first-year students from underrepresented groups that someone ‘like me’ doesn’t succeed in this discipline. If they don’t see themselves represented, it contributes to their sense that they are not going to make good philosophers.”

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