Sages and cranks: The difficulty of identifying first-rate philosophers

Katrina Hutchison

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Abstract

Why are women under-represented in philosophy? Meditating on Quine s comment that the separation of philosophers into sages and cranks seems to be more sensitive to frames of reference [than in other disciplines] this paper explores the possibility that part of the explanation might be the way that philosophers establish their credibility. The argument draws on philosophical work on the nature of expertise, as well as Miranda Fricker s work on epistemic injustice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?
EditorsKatrina Hutchison, Fiona Jenkins
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages103 - 126
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780199325627
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Hutchison, K. (2013). Sages and cranks: The difficulty of identifying first-rate philosophers. In K. Hutchison, & F. Jenkins (Eds.), Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? (pp. 103 - 126). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325603.003.0006