Do men and women have different philosophical intuitions? Further data

  title={Do men and women have different philosophical intuitions? Further data},
  author={Toni Adleberg and Morgan J Thompson and Eddy A. Nahmias},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  pages={615 - 641}
To address the underrepresentation of women in philosophy effectively, we must understand the causes of the early loss of women. In this paper we challenge one of the few explanations that has focused on why women might leave philosophy at early stages. Wesley Buckwalter and Stephen Stich (2014, Experimental philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press) offer some evidence that women have different intuitions than men about philosophical thought experiments. We present some concerns about their… 

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