The THE on staying in the provinces
“Professor Widdows not only persuasively argues that philosophers should engage in debates on beauty and body image but also points out that ‘women with strong northern accents’ are neither common nor particularly welcome in philosophy.”
Dr Dingbat said that he shared Professor Widdows’ wish to “unsettle” the philosophical “status quo”. Not only had he initiated a course exclusively devoted to female philosophers (Hypatia, De Beauvoir, Arendt, Warnock) but he had also attempted to accommodate students with northern accents. “If we wish to broaden the appeal of philosophy, we must surely cater for those students who feel more at home learning about Obbs and Eyedigger than about Hobbes and Heidegger.”
Earth humor, ar! ar!