Diversity & Inclusion in Philosophy

People of different origins, skin colour and sex philosophize. At the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna it is important to us that philosophy and philosophers* are represented in all their diversity and that all students are addressed, integrated and perceived in their teaching. To this end, we strive for inclusive teaching, and in particular to give more room in teaching to works of historical and contemporary philosophers* from backgrounds which have been less visible in philosophical curricula so far. We pay particular, but not exclusive, attention to the works of female philosophers.

On this page we summarize helpful resources:

  • Reading lists with works by philosophers* of previously underrepresented groups, especially by female philosophers
  • Key questions for reflection on one's own teaching with regard to diversity aspects
  • Further links about the topic equality and equal opportunities in academia

We are looking forward to your suggestions and additions!

Reading lists

These diversity reading lists are intended to help teachers to make the works of authors of previously underrepresented groups, especially female philosophers, more visible in their syllabi. This collection contains both English and German literature.

How do I achieve more diversity in my teaching?

MAP - Minorities and Philosophy, offers several suggestions in this document. In addition, best practice examples and the empirical studies behind the methods can be found on this website.

Thr American Philosophical Association  has also summarized five tips.

The Office for Equality and the Advancement of Women at the University of Technology in Graz has compiled a list of key questions on diversity and gender-sensitive aspects in teaching.

Further materials

The following pages contain further information, projects, blogs, etc. related to diversity and inclusion.