Thursday, July 18, 2013

Do Women Have Different Philosophical Intuitions Than Men?

Very interesting critique by at the Brains blog of the original Buckwalter and Stich study on this question.

1 comment:

Callan S. said...

Hmmm, I'd be inclined to think that as its turned out, philosophy is self indulgent - which is to say, male indulgent.

I'm inclined to think women tend to see wide, but shallow (this is why they are often attributed with the capacity to multitask, since they can see more than one thing at a time), while men see deep, but narrow (heavily blinkered).

I'm not saying either are fixed that way - quite the opposite - each side can take up some (perhaps for various time periods, all?) of the other sides mode of thinking. For each side to try and take up some of the others method would make for a kick ass hybrid!

There you go - does that come out as some controversy on the subject? >:) Of course to me, it seems straight forward!