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Gender philosophy

Victoria M. Davion, a professor and head of the philosophy department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education story about females in the field of philosophy.

The story described a dominance of men in the field, explored the reasons behind that phenomenon and looked ahead to whether women will play a bigger role in philosophy in the future.

Davion said that during her more than 20-year career in the philosophy department at UGA there has been improvement.

“At Georgia, women are hired and are successful at promotion and tenure,” she said. “That shows there is hope for improvement in the field.”