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Essays in Philosophy

Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2018

Latin American Feminist Philosophy: Theory Meets Praxis

Fanny del Rio
Pages 35-49

Notes for an Ethical Critique of the Histories of Philosophy in Mexico
Searching for the Place of Women

The histories of philosophy in Mexico published between 1943 and 2016 display gender inequality, as they include many more male than female authors. But are they a true and objective portrayal of women’s participation in, and contribution to, Mexican philosophy? In this essay I discuss why we should perform an ethical revision of the selection criteria used in the histories of philosophy in Mexico, and I will present some proposals that I believe could help repair the epistemic injustice that women have been historically subjected to in this field.

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