The EPSA Women’s Caucus organises a guest lecture at every EPSA meeting. The first of these was given by Prof. Helen Beebee (University of Manchester) at the EPSA17 biennial conference in Exeter.
Women in Philosophy of Science: Where Are We, Where Do We Want to Be, and How Do We Get There?
As everyone knows, women are hugely underrepresented in professional philosophy in general, and in the philosophy of science in particular. (Is the situation worse in the philosophy of science? That’s a question I’ll address in the course of my talk.) How did this happen, and what can we do about it? In this talk, I present some data and some pertinent results from social psychology, and make some concrete suggestions for things all of us can do—often pretty small things—that might, if we’re lucky, make a difference.