Category Archives: Feminism

Schopenhauer On Women

I greatly admire and have found insightful much of the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer (of whom I’ve written extensively on this blog.) Nonetheless, he was—without question and undeniably—a misogynist. Here is a typical quote on women by Schopenhauer, “Although women can have even more potential and more talent than man, they always lack in judgment.” Now this is straightforwardly and self-evidently false. Continue reading Schopenhauer On Women

Summary of Feminism on Human Nature

(This is my summary of a chapter in a book I often used in university classes: Thirteen Theories of Human Nature, by Stevenson, Haberman, and Wright, Oxford Univ. Press.)

Traditionally theories of human nature are conceived of by men and seem to equate human nature with male nature. Some of these thinkers believed that women were just different from men; others that they were inferior. Continue reading Summary of Feminism on Human Nature