FIL2312 – Feminist Philosophy

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Course content

The course is an introduction to feminist philosophy. Students will study topics and debates that have shaped the development of feminist philosophy, and which have been changed by feminist philosophy, in turn. The course is typically organized thematically around the topics that include the metaphysics of sex and gender, oppression, body, emotion and knowledge, sexual orientation, and gender and morality. Students will be exposed to different traditions of feminist philosophy and will read both classical texts and contemporary scholarship.

Learning outcome

After having completed the course, you are expected to:

  • have an understanding of central problems in feminist philosophy and discussions about the importance of gender for philosophy
  • have the conceptual tools necessary for identifying, problematizing and evaluating different philosophical approaches to gender and sexuality
  • have developed argumentative skills through seminar discussions, written assignments, poster sessions and engagement with guest lecturers


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Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with FIL4312 – Feminist philosophy


14 double sessions which will be a combination of lectures and seminars. The teaching takes place together with MA-students from FIL4312.


A 3-days take home exam of 7-9 pages, references and fottnotes not included. The topics will be posted in Inspera, and you also submit your exam in Inspera.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Special examination arrangements

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Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)