The purpose of this website is to collect the names and works of philosophers underrepresented in philosophy courses at the undergraduate level. By incorporating more works by philosophers belonging to typically underrepresented groups, it may be possible to combat stereotype threat and improve retention of women, persons of color, and others who are historically minorities in philosophy.
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The website solicits information regarding gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity. Such information can be useful in selecting authors from underrepresented groups, and forming a conception of philosophy which is not primarily white, European, and heteronormative. However, due to both concerns about personal privacy and the reality of structures of oppression and privilege, caution should be exercised in assigning philosophers to categories. To encourage caution, please enter this information only (1) for historical figures where it is documented, or (2) for your own entries. If you are a philosopher whose work appears here and you would like to request a change, please contact me and I will quickly and privately change the data.
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