Print Page Email Page
Bookmark and Share
Campus News

<< Return to News Features

WCS Lecture Examines Mill’s “Subjection of Women”
The University of St. Thomas Women, Culture and Society Program will present, "Counting on Women and Why Women Count: A New Look at John Stuart Mill’s ‘Subjection of Women,'" a lecture by Dr. Curtis Hancock, professor of philosophy at Rockhurst University. The event will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in Ahern Room, Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark. A reception will precede the lecture at 6 p.m.

Hancock will address the debate in relation to Carol Gilligan's work in women’s studies, over whether women have certain psychological traits and dispositions that, as a rule, differentiate them from men. Gilligan argues that women are aware that the moral experience is so intimately connected with care and nurture, whereas male philosophers are tempted to such reductionism. Some feminists claim that John Stuart Mill is such a reductionist in his 19th century classic, “Subjection of Women.”

Hancock will argue that a deeper of this classic shows how Mill’s stance embraces not only the concern for the justice and equality but also further concerns that are of great relevance to us today.

Hancock is the Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. The author of numerous books and articles on the Catholic intellectual tradition, Hancock is the president of the Gilson Society, director of the Great Books Academy and former president of the American Maritain Association.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $2 in the Moran Center at Graustark and West Alabama. For more information, contact Dr. Brooke Deely at 713-525-3148.

<< Return

<< Return to News Features

Apply Now

Apply Now 

Start planning for your future at UST with our free application.

Apply now

Catholic Identity

Apply Now​ 

Faith is an important component of our Catholic education.

Read more

University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX - Educating Leaders of Faith and Character
University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. St. Thomas is Houston’s only Catholic University and was founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947.


Copyright © 2014 University of St. Thomas.
All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Clery Act | Title IX
Site Map
Contact Us
  University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626
Follow Us
like us on facebook follow us on youtube follow us on twitter see us on instagram follow us on Tumblr follow us on linkedin join us on google plus
  • like us on facebook
  • follow us on youtube
  • follow us on twitter
  • see us on instagram
  • follow us on Tumblr
  • follow us on linkedin
  • join us on google plus